maneating shark

man-eating shark

noun
any shark known to attack humans, especially the great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias.
Also called man-eater shark, man-eater.


Origin:
1885–90

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man-eating shark

noun
large aggressive shark widespread in warm seas; known to attack humans [syn: great white shark
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