Help Wordnik hunt for a million missing words by backing our Kickstarter!


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fish of the family Tetragonurid√¶, found in the open Atlantic.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • A heroic method, surely; though it once cost me the best square-tail I ever hooked, for Theodore had forgotten the landing-net, and the gut broke in his fingers as he tried to swing the fish aboard.

    Fishing with a Worm


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.