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.

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How to use barracouta in a sentence

  • The barracouta was rising and falling on the long swells in a manner decidedly disconcerting to weak stomachs.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman | Albert Walter Tolman
  • Making the barracouta fast, the boys went ashore in the dory and pea-pod.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman | Albert Walter Tolman
  • He was naturally interested in machinery, and soon mastered the details of the barracouta's engine.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman | Albert Walter Tolman
  • Taking buoys, anchors, and other gear from the fish-house, they got into the dory and rowed out to the barracouta.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman | Albert Walter Tolman
  • The barracouta's tank was filled with twenty-five gallons of gasolene, and six five-gallon cans were purchased besides.

    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

Origin of barracouta

1
C17: variant of barracuda

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