Definition of Hammerhead shark

1. Noun. Medium-sized live-bearing shark with eyes at either end of a flattened hammer-shaped head; worldwide in warm waters; can be dangerous.




Definition of Hammerhead shark

1. Noun. Any of various sharks of the genus ''Sphyrna'' having the eyes set on projections from the sides of the head, which gives it a hammer shape. ¹

2. Noun. A winghead shark. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hammerhead Shark

hammer home
hammer in
hammer nose
hammer out
hammer throw
hammerable
hammercloth
hammercloths
hammered
hammered dulcimer
hammerer
hammerers
hammerhead
hammerhead ribozyme
hammerhead shark (current term)
hammerhead sharks
hammerheads
hammering
hammerings
hammerkop
hammerkops
hammerless
hammerlike
hammerlock
hammerlocks
hammerman
hammermen
hammermill
hammers

Literary usage of Hammerhead shark

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1922)
"DISCUSSION AND CORRESPONDENCE AN IDEAL HOST To THE EDITOR OF SCIENCE : ┬╗The following observation on the symbiotic relation between a large hammerhead shark ..."

2. Five Years at Panama: The Trans-isthmian Canal by Wolfred Nelson (1891)
"This fish has his head flattened out at right angles to the body, and hence the name " hammerhead " shark. The bay is so full of these creatures that ..."

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