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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several marine fishes of the family Belonidae, having slender bodies, needlelike teeth, and narrow jaws.
  • n. Any of various other fishes, such as the pipefish, having projecting jaws.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Slender fish, in the family Belonidae, usually found in shallow marine habitats.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The European great pipefish (Siphostoma acus or Syngnathus acus); -- called also earl, and tanglefish.
  • n. The garfish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of several different garfishes or bill-fishes; any belonid: so called from the sharp, slender snout. See Belonidæ and gar.
  • n. A pipe-fish, Syngnathus acus, or other species of the genus or family Syngnathidæ. See Syngnathus.
  • n. The agonoid fish Aspidophoroides monopterygius.
  • n. Same as needle-shell.
  • n. A fish of the family Tylosuridæ, widely distributed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. fish with long tubular snout and slim body covered with bony plates
  • n. elongate European surface-dwelling predacious fishes with long toothed jaws; abundant in coastal waters

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