whitetip shark

or white-tipped shark

[ hwahyt-tip, wahyt- ]
/ ˈʰwaɪtˌtɪp, ˈwaɪt- /

noun

Also called reef whitetip shark. a smooth dogfish, Triaenodon obseus, having white-tipped dorsal and caudal fins and occurring inshore among the reefs in the Pacific and Indian oceans and the Red Sea.
Also called oceanic whitetip shark. a large, predominantly tropical deepwater shark, Carcharhinus longimanus, inhabiting Atlantic and Pacific waters: considered to be the most dangerous of all sharks.

Nearby words

  1. whiteprint,
  2. whites,
  3. whitesmith,
  4. whitethorn,
  5. whitethroat,
  6. whitewall,
  7. whitewash,
  8. whitewater,
  9. whitewater rafting,
  10. whitewing

Origin of whitetip shark


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