spekkhoggar

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Spekkhoggar

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From spekk (blubber) +‎ hoggar (chopper).

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spekkhoggar m (definite singular spekkhoggaren, indefinite plural spekkhoggarar, definite plural spekkhoggarane)

  1. orca, killer whale, Orcinus orca
    Ute i fjorden var det spekkhoggarar.
    There were orcas in the fjord.
    • 1936, Odd Refsdal, translated from T.C. Bridges & H.H. Tiltman, Med livet som innsats:
      I boka si um kaptein Scotts polarekspedisjon fortel Ponting korleis han vart påteken av spekkhoggarar.
      In his book about Captain Scott's expedition to the Pole, Ponting relates how he was attacked by orcas.

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