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marlin (n.)

large marine game-fish, 1917, shortening of marlinspike fish (1907), from marlinspike, name of a pointed iron tool used by sailors; the fish was so called from the shape of its elongated upper jaw.

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Definitions of marlin from WordNet

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