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tiger shark

a large shark, Galeocerdo cuvieri, inhabiting warm seas, noted for its voracious habits.
Origin of tiger shark
First recorded in 1775-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Kroger says the teeth are in multiple rows, like a tiger shark's.

    The Dope on Mars John Michael Sharkey
  • You know the South Seas, and you know that the tiger shark, like the bald-face grizzly of Alaska, never gives trail.

    The Red One Jack London
  • They belonged to the species known as the tiger shark, and bore no resemblance to our ghastly visitor of the preceding evening.

    The Island Home Richard Archer
  • Their skins were a mottled brown and yellow, like the crustacean-feeding "tiger shark" of Port Jack-son.

British Dictionary definitions for tiger shark

tiger shark

a voracious omnivorous requiem shark, Galeocerdo cuvieri, chiefly of tropical waters, having a striped or spotted body
any of certain other spotted sharks, such as Stegostoma tigrinum, of the Indian Ocean
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