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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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  • He transferred it to the barracouta and set an empty tub in its place.

    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
  • We'll have an early breakfast and run up there in the barracouta.

    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
  • She ran up alongside the barracouta, where the boys were baiting their trawl.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman

    Albert Walter Tolman
  • It was only by the greatest good fortune that the barracouta had escaped.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman

    Albert Walter Tolman
  • Swinging the barracouta about, they retraced their course to the first buoy.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman

    Albert Walter Tolman
  • Remember the barracouta, that old power-sloop we've taken so many trips in?

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman

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

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman

    Albert Walter Tolman
  • The barracouta, he knew, was moored not fifty feet out in the black fog.

    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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