Definitions

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

  • n. Any of several marine fishes, chiefly of the genus Trachipterus, having long narrow compressed bodies.

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  • n. Any of several lampriform fish, of the genus Trachipterus, having long, ribbon-like bodies

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  • n. thin deep-water tropical fish 20 to 30 feet long having a red dorsal fin
  • n. marine fish having a long compressed ribbonlike body

Etymologies

ribbon +‎ fish (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The ribbonfish brought its preposterously flat head down as the bulrush craft sputtered close.

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  • But the ribbonfish was undulating, so that a new hump kept forming just behind them while a new dip formed ahead of them.

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  • But the body of the ribbonfish was slightly concave; the raft remained centered, not falling off.

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  • The ribbonfish seemed interminably long; the raft slid and slid.

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  • The ribbonfish tired of the game and dumped them off with a jarring splash.

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  • Using ribbonfish and cigar minnows, they limited out on kings, caught three Spanish mackerel and three keeper red snapper.

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  • During their abbreviated run, they tossed out drift lines with Spanish sardines and some ribbonfish that was held over from last year.

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  • Jason Lineberger said bite is on, with kings 15-35 pounds out Egmont shipping channel at markers 7 and 9 slow-trolling small threadfins and large ladyfish, sardines, ribbonfish, or mullet.

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