from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various small marine fishes of the family Macrorhamphosidae, found in tropical and temperate regions and characterized by a long snout and a very long spine extending from the dorsal fin backward toward the tail.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Either of the two species of fish of the Macroramphosus genus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The bellows fish.
- n. A long, slender deep-sea fish (Nemichthys scolopaceus) with a slender beak.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The sea-snipe, woodcock-fish, bellows-fish, or trumpet-fish, Centriscus (or Macrorhamphosus) scolopax: so called from its long snout, likened to a snipe's beak.
- n. A murænoid or eel-like fish of the genus Nemichthys, as N. scolopaceus; a snipe-eel.
- n. The garfish. Belone vulgaris: in allusion to the snipe-like extension of the jaws.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small bottom-dwelling fish of warm seas having a compressed body and a long snout with a toothless mouth
snipe + fish (Wiktionary)