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noun 
  1. (zoology) a scaleless fish with a cartilaginous skeleton that has 5 to 7 gill slits on each side of its head
  2. (sports) a person who feigns ineptitude to win money from others, as in "pool shark"
  3. (derisive, colloquial): a (sleazy) lawyer; an ambulance chaser
Translations: 
  • Dutch: haai
  • French: requin
  • German: Hai
  • Italian: squalo
  • Spanish: tiburón
verb 
  1. obsolete: to steal or obtain through fraud.
Etymology: As a scaleless fish, the word is first attested in the 1560s, of uncertain origin. For definitions 2 and 3, the noun forms derived from the verb form, below.


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