Definitions

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

  • n. See remora.

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  • n. The remora and fish of genus Echeneis.

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

  • n. marine fishes with a flattened elongated body and a sucking disk on the head for attaching to large fish or moving objects

Etymologies

sucker +‎ fish (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The creatures he had called suckerfish were swimming in and out of these submarine apartments; most of them were moving under their own power, but a few were operating small torpedolike machines.

    Tin

  • At the same moment the capsule began to sink again; it was hard to believe that this was a coincidence, and Bowman wondered if the suckerfish were the rulers of this semi-submarine world.

    The Lost Worlds of 2001

  • may i please request a post about how you would tackle flyout and 'suckerfish' menus?

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  • The suckerfish were very inquisitive, they gathered around in scores, peering into the ship, and they spiraled up with him when Discovery started to rise again, past that vista of radiating tunnels.

    Tin

  • Bowman had a perfect view of a beautifully streamlined, torpedo-shaped body, very much like one of the remora or suckerfish that attach themselves to sharks.

    Tin

  • Bowman was not surprised when he recognized the intelligent suckerfish he had seen among the roots of the skyplants, but there were also a few creatures remarkably like dolphins and seals.

    Tin

  • Presently the suckerfish began to move along the outer surface of the protective bubble, obviously examining the space pod.

    Tin

  • I was a tapeworm, a suckerfish, some unheard-of species of parasite.

    In This Way I Was Saved

  • Another highlight: glimpsing a large turtle that had two big remoras, a long brown suckerfish, attached.

    Dive Time

  • One theory says that the blacktip jumped to dislodge suckerfish called remoras.

    CNN Transcript Jul 17, 2008

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