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- n. Any of a number of species of marine fishes of the family Trichiuridae. They are long and like a band, with a slender, pointed tail. They are also called bladefish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any species of marine fishes of the genus Trichiurus; esp., Trichiurus lepturus of Europe and America. They are long and like a band, with a slender, pointed tail. Called also bladefish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any fish of the family Trichiuridæ, as Trichiurus lepturus, remarkable for the attenuation of its tail as well as for its silvery body, whence it is also called silvery hairtail. The species inhabit tropical and subtropical seas; that above named is most common in the Atlantic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. long-bodied marine fishes having a long whiplike scaleless body and sharp teeth; closely related to snake mackerel
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