a large shark, Carcharodon carcharias, of tropical and temperate seas, known to occasionally attack swimmers.
- Also called white shark.
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How to use great white shark in a sentence
A modern great white shark, in comparison, has teeth less than two inches long.Shark Week Is Lying Again: Megalodon Is Definitely Extinct | David Shiffman | August 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Horrific: Of course, the movie's real star is the great white shark—a 25-foot polyurethane mechanical marvel nicknamed Bruce.
Last summer, a British tourist on his honeymoon was killed by a great white shark in nearby waters.
There are several kinds of sharks, but the most dangerous are the great white shark and the ground shark.Peter Simple | Frederick Marryat