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barracouta

[bar-uh-koo-tuh]
noun, plural (especially collectively) bar·ra·cou·ta, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) bar·ra·cou·tas.
  1. snoek.
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Historical Examples

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for barracouta

barracouta

noun
  1. a large predatory Pacific fish, Thyrsites atun, with a protruding lower jaw and strong teeth: family Gempylidae
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Word Origin

C17: variant of barracuda
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