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Definition of "land-shark" [land-shark]

  • A person who subsists by cheating or robbing sailors on shore; a land-pirate. (noun)
  • A land-grabber; one who seizes upon land by force or chicanery. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "land-shark" in a sentence
  • "The world will always have more imitators than innovators, which is a truly sad state of affairs; especially when the land-shark imitators swim in to take a fatal bite out of the innovator (ie Walmart, Microsoft, Starbucks, Hilton, insert oppressive corporate Goliath of choice here)."
  • "But the foreign land-shark, and the corporate land-shark, dwindle into insignificance by the side of the individual land-shark."
  • "The British land-shark, having got his hold upon the soil, possesses the place to stand for which the Greek sighed in vain, and no man will say he does not move the world; and he will continue to moveit until such time as the world shall movehim."