Marlin



[mahr-lin] /ˈmɑr lɪn/

noun, plural (especially collectively) marlin (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) marlins.
1.
any large, saltwater game fish of the genera Makaira and Tetrapterus, having the upper jaw elongated into a spearlike structure.
[mahr-lin] /ˈmɑr lɪn/
noun
1.
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[mahr-lin] /ˈmɑr lɪn/
noun
1.
a male given name.
[mahr-lin] /ˈmɑr lɪn/
noun, Nautical.
1.
small stuff of two-fiber strands, sometimes tarred, laid up left-handed.
/ˈmɑːlɪn/
noun (pl) -lin, -lins
1.
any of several large scombroid food and game fishes of the genera Makaira, Istiompax, and Tetrapturus, of warm and tropical seas, having a very long upper jaw: family Istiophoridae Also called spearfish
/ˈmɑːlɪn/
noun
1.
(nautical) a light rope, usually tarred, made of two strands laid left-handed
n.

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.

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