from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An Atlantic ribbonfish (Trachipterus arcticus) having a compressed, tapering, silvery body that can attain a length of 2.6 meters (8 1/2 feet).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A deep-sea ribbonfish, Trachipterus arcticus, from the north Atlantic
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A long, thin fish of the arctic seas (Trachypterus arcticus).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An English name of the Trachypterus arcticus, a fish of the family Trachypteridæ, from the resemblance of its dead body to a deal. It is found occasionally on the coasts of Orkney and Shetland.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. deep-sea ribbonfish
From deal2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)