marlin definition

  • noun:
    • any one of a few big online game fishes regarding the genera Makaira and Tetrapturus of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, having an elongated, spearlike top jaw.
    • Variant of marline.
    • a-game fish having a pointed spearlike top jaw owned by either for the genera Tetrapturus or Makaira.
    • The American great marbled godwit (Limosa fedoa). Applied also to the red-breasted godwit (Limosa hæmatica).
    • any one of a number of marine billfishes of the genera Makaira and Tetrapturus, preferred as online game in sport fishing.
    • A godwit or a curlew.
    • the truly amazing marbled god wit, Limosa fedoa: more completely called horsefoot, typical, brawn, and purple marlin. See cut-under godwit.
    • The Hudsonian godwit, Limosa hœmastica, distinguished in some localities while the ring-tailed, white-tailed, or field marlin.
    • The Hudsonian curlew, Numenius hudsonieus: much more completely known as crooked-billed, hook-billed, and horsefoot marlin.
    • large long-jawed oceanic sport fishes; related to sailfishes and spearfishes; not totally cold-blooded for example. capable warm up their particular minds and eyes

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