ground shark

  1. any of various requiem sharks, especially of the genus Carcharhinus.

Origin of ground shark

First recorded in 1810–20

Words Nearby ground shark Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use ground shark in a sentence

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

  • It was a ground-shark, of which there are numbers on that coast.

    The Bushman | Edward Wilson Landor
  • There are several kinds of sharks, but the most dangerous are the great white shark and the ground shark.

    Peter Simple | Frederick Marryat
  • Their greatest danger is from the ground shark, which lies in wait at the bottom.

    In the Eastern Seas | W.H.G. Kingston