from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various large marine fishes of the genus Istiophorus, having a large saillike dorsal fin and an upper jaw that is prolonged into a spearlike bone.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A fish of the genus Istiophorus, having a characteristic sail-like fin on its back.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The banner fish, or spikefish (Histiophorus.)
- n. The basking, or liver, shark.
- n. The quillback.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of several different fishes, so called from the large or long dorsal fin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large pelagic game fish having an elongated upper jaw and long dorsal fin that resembles a sail
- n. a saltwater fish with lean flesh
Renowned for its deep-sea fishing, the Costalegre is becoming known as the sailfish capital of the world.
I hear that the forest preserve can tell huge fields of geraniums if the plants are less than 2 feet apart ... usually we plant petunias ... but the "sailfish" get them ...
That's the message of a new, nationwide campaign called "Take Marlin Off the Menu," which is urging consumers to stop eating marlin, and restaurants to take marlin and other billfish such as sailfish and spearfish off their menus.
"Take Marlin Off the Menu," is a campaign urging consumers to stop eating marlin, and restaurants to take marlin and other billfish such as sailfish and spearfish off their menus.
This spot has a wide variety of marine life, including black coral formations, turtles, lobsters, sailfish and many other species, making it the ideal place to scuba dive and snorkel.
I've got deer, a sailfish and a bison mount and quickly running out of room.
Prior to NOM-029, commercial vessels were not allowed to fish for or possess marlin, sailfish, dorado (mahi-mahi in Spanish) and other protected species within 50 miles of the coastline.
Peru faced a similar threat and recently issued a presidential order that decommercializes the harvest and sale of marlins and sailfish.
Marlin, sailfish and dorado fetch a higher price than sharks, which are already depleted.
With all due respect, it makes me wonder if Alex has ever caught a big fish, and I am not talking about a sailfish!