Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various marine cartilaginous fishes of the family Pristidae, having a sharklike body and a long thin snout with teeth along both sides.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An elasmobranchiate or selachian fish of the family Pristidæ, having the snout prolonged into a flat saw or serra beset on each side with horizontal teeth pointing sidewise.
  • noun Hence also By extension, one of the different selachians of the family Pristiophoridæ, 337 having a similar saw-like appendage, which never reaches such a size as in the Pristidæ, or true saw-fishes. They are confined to the Pacific. See cut under Pristiophorus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of elasmobranch fishes of the genus Pristis. They have a sharklike form, but are more nearly allied to the rays. The flattened and much elongated snout has a row of stout toothlike structures inserted along each edge, forming a sawlike organ with which it mutilates or kills its prey.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A fish having the snout in a saw shape.

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

  • noun primitive ray with sharp teeth on each edge of a long flattened snout

Etymologies

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saw + fish

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  • Past tense of seafish, which is what one does snorkeling.

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