Definition of Marlin

1. Noun. Large long-jawed oceanic sport fishes; related to sailfishes and spearfishes; not completely cold-blooded i.e. able to warm their brains and eyes.




Definition of Marlin

1. n. The American great marbled godwit (Limosa fedoa). Applied also to the red-breasted godwit (Limosa hæmatica).

Definition of Marlin

1. Noun. A game fish having a pointed spearlike upper jaw belonging to either of the genera ''Tetrapturus'' or ''Makaira''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Marlin

1. a marine game fish [n -S]

Medical Definition of Marlin

1. The American great marbled godwit (Limosa fedoa). Applied also to the red-breasted godwit (Limosa haematica). Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Marlin

markups
markweed
markworthy
marl
marl flats
marlaceous
marlas
marlberry
marle
marled
marler
marlers
marles
marlier
marliest
marlin (current term)
marline
marlined
marlines
marlinespike
marlinespikes
marling
marlings
marlingspike
marlingspikes
marlining
marlins
marlinspike
marlinspikes
marlite

Literary usage of Marlin

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1. Men of Mark in Connecticut: Ideals of American Life Told in Biographies and edited by Norris Galpin Osborn (1906)
"On his father's side he is descended from Mahlon marlin, who came from England, ... His father, John Mahlon marlin, was a manufacturer and a man of great ..."

2. Recreation by George O. Shields, American Canoe Association, League of American Sportsmen (1897)
"Why cannot black powder be used in the 30-30 Winchester or marlin cartridge, with hardened lead bullet, as well as in the Savage? The Savage people load 40 ..."

3. Some Fish and Some Fishing by Frank Gray Griswold (1921)
"THE BIG marlin AT GALLAGHER'S marlin fishing is most interesting, for as a rule you see the ... This is also sometimes possible when fishing for marlin. ..."

4. The United Service (1885)
"ilies of James marlin and Mrs. Jones, and the family of Jackson Morgan, were together, passing the night with the family of George Morgan, at what is now ..."

5. Telephone Cables: A Handbook of the Design, Construction and Maintenance of by John Clifford Slippy (1913)
"As marlin cable hangers are most familiar to the majority of telephone ... All marlin cable clips employed for the suspension of aerial cable should conform ..."

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