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porbeagle

[pawr-bee-guh l] /ˈpɔrˌbi gəl/
noun
1.
a shark of the genus Lamna, especially L. nasus, a large, voracious species of the North Atlantic and North Pacific oceans.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; < Cornish porghbugel
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  • Recreational anglers would also be allowed to land porbeagle sharks, and porbeagle sharks could be landed in tournaments.
  • porbeagle sharks have a limited quota that is closely monitored to ensure it is not exceeded.
British Dictionary definitions for porbeagle

porbeagle

/ˈpɔːˌbiːɡəl/
noun
1.
any of several voracious sharks of the genus Lamna, esp L. nasus, of northern seas: family Isuridae Also called mackerel shark
Word Origin
C18: from Cornish porgh-bugel, of obscure origin
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