Marlin meaning

märlĭn
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Any of several large marine fishes of the genera Makaira and Tetrapturus, which have an elongated spearlike upper jaw and are highly valued as game fish.
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Any of several large, slender, deep-sea billfishes, esp. a bluish species (Makaira nigricans)
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A game fish having a pointed spearlike upper jaw belonging to either of the genera Tetrapturus or Makaira.
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Origin of marlin

  • Short for marlinespike (from the pointed shape of the snout)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition