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ground shark

noun
1.
any of various requiem sharks, especially of the genus Carcharhinus.
Origin of ground shark
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20
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  • Their greatest danger is from the ground shark, which lies in wait at the bottom.

    In the Eastern Seas W.H.G. Kingston
  • There are several kinds of sharks, but the most dangerous are the great white shark and the ground shark.

    Peter Simple Frederick Marryat
  • Their great dread was the ground shark, which lay motionless at the bottom of the sea, and gave no indication of his presence.

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