sand tiger

sand tiger

noun
any of several sharks of the family Odontaspididae, especially Odontaspis taurus, inhabiting shallow waters on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, having sharp, jagged teeth and sometimes dangerous to humans.

Origin:
1880–85

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sand tiger

noun
shallow-water shark with sharp jagged teeth found on both sides of Atlantic; sometimes dangerous to swimmers 
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