man-eating shark


noun

any shark known to attack humans, especially the great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias.

Nearby words

  1. man-bag,
  2. man-child,
  3. man-day,
  4. man-eater,
  5. man-eating,
  6. man-hater,
  7. man-hour,
  8. man-like,
  9. man-made,
  10. man-mark

Origin of man-eating shark

First recorded in 1885–90

Also called man-eater shark, man-eater.

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