Definition of shark:
- A rapacious, artful person; a sharper.
- Any one of numerous species of elasmobranch fishes of the order Plagiostomi, found in all seas.
- To live by shifts and stratagems.
- To pick or gather indiscriminately or covertly.
- To play the petty thief; to practice fraud or trickery; to swindle.
- Trickery; fraud; petty rapine; as, to live upon the shark.
finagler, wolf, bloodsucker, hotshot, maestro, brown-nose, confidence man, hand, coelacanth, vampire, fakir, tricker, dab hand, cognoscente, crackerjack, sharpie, meister, politician, chisel, sharper, fraudster, fiend, fixer, bloater, maven, chiseler, connoisseur, cozener, scholar, dab, bream, harpy, cheater, authority, conman, bilk, adept, past master, whiz, bilker, virtuoso, sharp, cheat, hoaxer, fraud, guru, master, artist, brill, scammer, vulture, skinner, scamster, dodger, buzzard, crook, ace, wheeler-dealer, liar, wizard, hypocrite, proficient, defrauder, kite, swindler, geek.
fish (part of speech: noun)
- speckled trout,
- rainbow trout,
- sea horse,
- sting ray,
We are not going on the comparatively quiet waters of the harbor, but out into the ocean itself, and that in a whaleboat, and we may have very rough sailing; besides, it is not at all impossible that a man- eating shark might get into the boat alive, and, as I heard an old fisherman say yesterday, 'make ugly work.- "Elsie at Nantucket", Martha Finley.
- "The Voyage of the Aurora", Harry Collingwood.
We got out our oars as quickly as possible, and pulled back, endeavouring to save some; but before we could reach the nearest man a shark had seized him, and we could see his arms helplessly stretched out, as he was dragged down through the clear waters.- "Old Jack", W.H.G. Kingston.