- a large shark, Galeocerdo cuvieri, inhabiting warm seas, noted for its voracious habits.
Origin of tiger shark
First recorded in 1775–85
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- a voracious omnivorous requiem shark, Galeocerdo cuvieri, chiefly of tropical waters, having a striped or spotted body
- any of certain other spotted sharks, such as Stegostoma tigrinum, of the Indian Ocean