from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Either of two large marine game fishes (Tetrapturus angustirostris or T. belone) related to the sailfish and marlin, having the upper jaw elongated into a spearlike projection.
- intransitive v. To fish with a spear, spearlike implement, or spear gun.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A fish that has an elongated, spear like, snout. e.g. the Shortbill Spearfish (Tetrapturus angustirostris).
- v. The act of trying to catch a fish using a spear or spear gun. To do spearfishing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large and powerful fish (Tetrapturus albidus) related to the swordfish, but having scales and ventral fins. It is found on the American coast and the Mediterranean.
- n. The carp sucker.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A catostomoid fish of the genus Carpiodes, C. cyprinus, a kind of carp-sucker, also called sailfish, skimback, and quillback. It is common from the Mississippi valley to Chesapeake Bay.
- n. The bill-fish, Tetrapturus albidus, belonging to the family Histiophoridæ, or sailfishes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of several large vigorous pelagic fishes resembling sailfishes but with first dorsal fin much reduced; worldwide but rare
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