Definition of tiger shark in English:

tiger shark


  • An aggressive shark of warm seas, with dark vertical stripes on the body.

    Galeocerdo cuvieri, family Carcharhinidae

    • ‘One hapless tourist was bitten by a tiger shark while swimming with dolphins out in deep water.’
    • ‘Three types of sharks are common in the area: the sand tiger shark, bull shark and scalloped hammerhead.’
    • ‘The average tiger shark is about ten feet (three meters), but some can grow over 15 feet long.’
    • ‘My mind automatically classified it as a tiger shark.’
    • ‘In Hawaii, the only known predator of adult balloonfish is the tiger shark.’