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sharksucker

[ shahrk-suhk-er ]
/ ˈʃɑrkˌsʌk ər /
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noun

any of several remoras, as Echeneis naucrates, usually found attached to sharks.

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Origin of sharksucker

First recorded in 1840–50; shark1 + sucker
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British Dictionary definitions for sharksucker

sharksucker
/ (ˈʃɑːkˌsʌkə) /

noun

an informal name for a remora
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