from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See trunkfish.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of the family Ostraciidae of squared, bony fish, closely related to the pufferfish and filefish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The trunkfish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name of sundry plectognath fishes of the suborder Gymnodontes and family Tetrodontidœ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of numerous small tropical fishes having body and head encased in bony plates
The undulations of a wolf eel are mirrored in a wave, and a white-spotted boxfish is emphasized by painterly slashes of yellow.
Dottie, a boxfish who lives at a British aquarium, passes the time playing with a giant die, her only “companion.”
Mercedes engineers constructed a model of the boxfish, put it in a wind tunnel in Germany, found it to be unusually aerodynamic and turned the idea behind the model into a vehicular prototype.
Mercedes based the shape of its bionic car prototype on a tropical fish called the "boxfish."
Among their findings were the inch-long file clam, the whitespotted boxfish, sacoglossan sea slug and the frankly terrifying post-larval octopus.
Daimler-Chrysler's designers and engineers scoured nature for the best organism on which to base their vehicle and came up with the boxfish.
Only problem is that the exoskeleton might not work, since boxfish don't have head on collisions with other boxfish (or anything else), and they're a bit more forgiving in that their materials are soft.
Unbelievably, aquarium officials admitted that they had hoped Dottie might eventually come to see the die as a mature and friendly adult boxfish.
Dottie, a boxfish who lives at a British aquarium, passes the time playing with a giant die, her only "companion."
Before dinner, we went for a night dive with Vybol and Mark ... we didn't see anything too crazy (crabs, a boxfish, a blue spotted ray, and a weird flagella type thing ... and we got bitten by some "sea lice"), but night dives are always fun.