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

  • n. Either of two large, elongated marine fishes (Alepisaurus ferox or A. brevirostris) having long sharp teeth, a large dorsal fin, and no scales.

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  • n. large elongate scaleless oceanic fishes with sharp teeth and a long dorsal fin that resembles a sail


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