Definition of white pointer in English:

white pointer


  • another term for great white shark
    • ‘The attack by two sharks is unusual behaviour for white pointers, which are generally regarded as solitary hunters.’
    • ‘The technology comes too late for 29-year-old Bradley Smith, who was attacked by two white pointers recently while surfing in Perth.’
    • ‘Over the last month there have been two ‘encounters’ with large white pointers, originally thought to have involved the same animal.’
    • ‘But he is certain that Jarrod Stehbens would not agree with some calls for great white pointers to be culled.’
    • ‘A little over 6 months ago, Nick Petersen died at West Beach after being taken by a 4m white pointer.’