from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several marine fishes, chiefly of the genus Trachipterus, having long narrow compressed bodies.
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- n. Any of several lampriform fish, of the genus Trachipterus, having long, ribbon-like bodies
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- n. thin deep-water tropical fish 20 to 30 feet long having a red dorsal fin
- n. marine fish having a long compressed ribbonlike body
The ribbonfish brought its preposterously flat head down as the bulrush craft sputtered close.
But the ribbonfish was undulating, so that a new hump kept forming just behind them while a new dip formed ahead of them.
But the body of the ribbonfish was slightly concave; the raft remained centered, not falling off.
The ribbonfish seemed interminably long; the raft slid and slid.
The ribbonfish tired of the game and dumped them off with a jarring splash.
Using ribbonfish and cigar minnows, they limited out on kings, caught three Spanish mackerel and three keeper red snapper.
During their abbreviated run, they tossed out drift lines with Spanish sardines and some ribbonfish that was held over from last year.
Jason Lineberger said bite is on, with kings 15-35 pounds out Egmont shipping channel at markers 7 and 9 slow-trolling small threadfins and large ladyfish, sardines, ribbonfish, or mullet.