noun, plural (especially collectively) mar·lin, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) mar·lins.
Origin of marlin1
or mar·lin, mar·ling
Origin of marline
Examples from the Web for marlin
Contemporary Examples of marlin
One more word about the mineral water industry in Marlin, Texas, and I was about to scream.Slaves In A Family's Past Haunt The Present
August 28, 2014
The dedication of State Department diplomats such as Marlin Hardinger—on his fourth year in Lashkar Gah—is breathtaking.What the Frontier of Afghanistan Tells Us About the War
John Kael Weston
May 11, 2013
Historical Examples of marlin
Very angry he was, and he reminded me of a Marlin swordfish.
No boatman fears a Marlin as he does the true broadbill swordfish.
Marlin are not food fish, and they are thrown to the sharks.
But there are no more fish there, except Marlin swordfish in August and September.
All of which accounts for his quick conquering of a Marlin swordfish.
noun plural -lin or -lins
Word Origin for marlin
marlin less commonly marling (ˈmɑːlɪŋ)
Word Origin for marline
large marine game-fish, 1917, shortening of marlinspike fish (1907), from marlinspike, name of a pointed iron tool used by sailors (see marlinspike). The fish was so called from the shape of its elongated upper jaw.