any of a family (Sphyrnidae, order Carcharhiniformes) of large, tropical sharks that
have a mallet-shaped head with an eye
near the center
of each end
a very large African fruit bat (Hypsignathus monstrosus) with a large horselike head
a large, brownish, crested African wading bird (Scopus umbretta) of a family (Scopidae) with only one species
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