Definition of Requin

1. n. The man-eater, or white shark (Carcharodon carcharias); -- so called on account of its causing requiems to be sung.



Definition of Requin

1. a voracious shark [n -S]

Medical Definition of Requin

1. The man-eater, or white shark (Carcharodon carcharias); so called on account of its causing requiems to be sung. Origin: F, fr. Reqiem a Mass sung for the dead. See Requiem. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Requin

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requin (current term)
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Literary usage of Requin

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1. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1902)
"These ships, indeed, are nothing but larger copies of the requin class, as originally built, with more gun power, and all the armor gone from the ends. ..."

2. Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary: A Description of Tools, Instruments by Edward Henry Knight (1876)
"These requin? no particular description. Fig. 2178. Gas-Holders with the geometrical law that a cylinder having those proportions has the greatest capacity ..."

3. Guide to the John D. Crummey Peace Collection in the Hoover Institution by George Richard Esenwein (1991)
"requin, EDOUARD JEAN, 1879-1953. Papers, 1915-1940. 4 ms. boxes. General, French Army; liaison officer between French and American General Staffs, 1918; ..."

4. Brésil by Ferdinand Denis, César Famin (1837)
"Ce n'était pas assez du boa, de l'alligator et des tigres, il fallait encore que le requin intestat les cotes de la Guyane. Ce pays où la force de vitalité ..."

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