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barracouta

[bar-uh-koo-tuh] /ˌbær əˈku tə/
noun, plural (especially collectively) barracouta (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) barracoutas.
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  • The barracouta, driven to her utmost, steadily lessened the distance.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman Albert Walter Tolman
  • Before long the barracouta and her tow were skirting the eastern ledges.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman Albert Walter Tolman
  • On the barracouta's next trip to Matinicus she brought back the balance of Throppy's wireless outfit.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman Albert Walter Tolman
  • He transferred it to the barracouta and set an empty tub in its place.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman Albert Walter Tolman
  • The swordfish were hoisted from the barracouta, the agreed price paid, and the team hurried away.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman Albert Walter Tolman
  • At six they all started to make the round of the lobster-traps, on the barracouta.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman Albert Walter Tolman
  • Taking buoys, anchors, and other gear from the fish-house, they got into the dory and rowed out to the barracouta.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman Albert Walter Tolman
  • We'll have an early breakfast and run up there in the barracouta.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman Albert Walter Tolman
  • The barracouta was rising and falling on the long swells in a manner decidedly disconcerting to weak stomachs.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman Albert Walter Tolman
  • Shortly after sunrise they were sailing out of the cove in the barracouta.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman Albert Walter Tolman
British Dictionary definitions for barracouta

barracouta

/ˌbærəˈkuːtə/
noun
1.
a large predatory Pacific fish, Thyrsites atun, with a protruding lower jaw and strong teeth: family Gempylidae
Word Origin
C17: variant of barracuda
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