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

  • n. Any of several offshore marine fishes of the family Scomberesocidae, related to the needlefishes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A marine epipelagic fish of the family Scomberesocidae, with beaklike jaws and a row of small finlets behind the dorsal and anal fins.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A slender marine fish (Scomberesox saurus) of Europe and America. It has long, thin, beaklike jaws. Called also billfish, gowdnook, gawnook, skipper, skipjack, skopster, lizard fish, and Egypt herring.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fish, Scomberesox saurus, the skipper or bill-fish; any species of this genus.
  • n. Any mackerel-like pelagic species of fish belonging to the family Scombresocidæ, swimming close to the surface in large schools in temperate regions.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. slender long-beaked fish of temperate Atlantic waters


From New Latin saurus, lizard, from Greek sauros.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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