What does marlin mean?

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ˈmɑr lɪnmar·lin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. marlinnoun

    large long-jawed oceanic sport fishes; related to sailfishes and spearfishes; not completely cold-blooded i.e. able to warm their brains and eyes

GCIDE

  1. Marlinnoun

    Any of several marine billfishes of the genera Makaira and Tetrapturus, popular as game in sport fishing.

Wiktionary

  1. marlinnoun

    A game fish having a pointed spearlike upper jaw belonging to either of the genera Tetrapturus or Makaira.

Wikipedia

  1. Marlin

    Marlins are fish from the family Istiophoridae, which includes about 10 species. A marlin has an elongated body, a spear-like snout or bill, and a long, rigid dorsal fin which extends forward to form a crest. Its common name is thought to derive from its resemblance to a sailor's marlinspike. Marlins are among the fastest marine swimmers. However, greatly exaggerated speeds are often claimed in popular literature, based on unreliable or outdated reports.The larger species include the Atlantic blue marlin, Makaira nigricans, which can reach 5 m (16 ft) in length and 820 kg (1,810 lb) in weight and the black marlin, Istiompax indica, which can reach in excess of 5 m (16 ft) in length and 670 kg (1,480 lb) in weight. They are popular sporting fish in tropical areas. The Atlantic blue marlin and the white marlin are endangered owing to overfishing.

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  1. marlin

    A marlin is a large, fast carnivorous fish with a long pointed upper jaw that belongs to the family Istiophoridae. They are popular sport fish and are known for their ability to leap high out of the water and their speed. Typically found in warm sea environments, marlins are among the largest of the bony fish species. Their diet mainly consists of smaller fish and squid.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Marlinnoun

    the American great marbled godwit (Limosa fedoa). Applied also to the red-breasted godwit (Limosa haematica)

  2. Etymology: [from marlin spike, the shape of its bill.]

Wikidata

  1. Marlin

    Marlin is a fish from the family Istiophoridae. It has an elongated body, a spear-like snout or bill, and a long rigid dorsal fin which extends forward to form a crest. Its common name is thought to derive from its resemblance to a sailor's marlinspike. Even more so than their close relatives, the scombrids, marlin are incredibly fast swimmers, reaching speeds of about 110 kilometres per hour. The larger species include the Atlantic blue marlin, Makaira nigricans, which can reach 5 m in length and 818 kg in weight and the black marlin, Istiompax indica, which can reach in excess of 5 m in length and 670 kg in weight. They are popular sporting fish in tropical areas. Marlin are rarely table fare, appearing mostly in expensive restaurants. Most modern sport fishermen release marlin after unhooking. Very large marlin, which may set a record, are taken and weighed on shore. Records are most often recorded in the IGFA World Record Game Fish books. The current record has stood for some 20 years.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. MARLIN

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Marlin is ranked #6121 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Marlin surname appeared 5,602 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Marlin.

    84.2% or 4,721 total occurrences were White.
    8.3% or 468 total occurrences were Black.
    4.8% or 269 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.3% or 74 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 37 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 33 total occurrences were Asian.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of marlin in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of marlin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of marlin in a Sentence

  1. Jim Rizzuto:

    He has quite a bit of experience in big game fishing, but this was the first time that he has been the guy on the rod and reel for a blue marlin.

  2. Chief Smith:

    As the events transpired, Marlin Mack engaged in a shootout with our officers and I believe it was the fourth shootout in the span of a couple of hours, in which Marlin Mack was then shot and killed.

  3. Robert Field:

    Marlin are notorious for fighting so hard and for so long that they die of exhaustion. It’s quite common, even when the angler intends to release the fish unharmed.

  4. Andrew Stanton:

    She was apologizing still for her shortcoming that she thought she had for her short-term memory loss and she could easily forget Marlin and Nemo and not find them again. I felt that she was completely unresolved, finding Nemo.

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