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

  • n. Any of various brightly colored fishes of the family Balistidae of warm coastal waters, having a roundish body and an erectile spine on the anterior dorsal fin that locks upright when the fish is threatened.

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  • n. any of several brightly coloured fish, of the family Balistidae, that inhabit tropical reefs, and have an erectile spine on its dorsal fin

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  • n. any of numerous compressed deep-bodied tropical fishes with sandpapery skin and erectile spines in the first dorsal fin

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Examples

  • The documents do indicate that at least currently, the FBI's standard procedure is to seek a court order before using "triggerfish" to track cell phones.

    Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union

  • However it does raise a schwit1 sends along an Ars Technica report covering the release of documents obtained under the FOIA suggesting that the Justice Department may have been evading privacy laws in their use of "triggerfish" technology.

    Slashgeo

  • But documents obtained by civil liberties groups under a Freedom of Information Act request suggest that 'triggerfish' technology can be used to pinpoint cell phones without involving cell phone providers at all.

    Slashgeo

  • But documents obtained by civil liberties groups under a Freedom of Information Act request suggest that "triggerfish" technology can be used to pinpoint cell phones without involving cell phone providers at all.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz

  • "triggerfish" technology - a cell site simulator that forces cell phones in the area to register its phone number, serial number and location - allowing it to track cell phones on its own.

    Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union

  • "triggerfish" technology, the government can side-step that process.

    Phone Scoop - Latest News

  • "triggerfish" technology can be used to pinpoint cell phones without involving cell phone providers at all.

    Prometheus 6 - All respect and no restraint

  • Striped bass works well here because it is dense, flaky and widely available—though, for his restaurants, Mr. Schwartz says he would use a catch from local waters, such as triggerfish.

    Striped Bass with Grapefruit and Pickled Radish

  • In the one below, host Bear Grylls, who is stuck on a Pacific Island, eats the eyeballs out of a triggerfish.

    Raw Eyeballs and Life-Saving Lures

  • I caught an undersized triggerfish on one trip, not even 12 inches, and my buddy caught a shark nearly four feet long standing right next to me.

    Does anybody here like saltwater fishing?

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