billfish definition

  • noun:
    • Any of different fishes for the family Istiophoridae, such as a marlin or sailfish, having an elongated, swordlike or spearlike snout and top jaw.
    • some of many other fishes having very long, pointed jaws.
    • some of a number of fish, regarding the household Istiophoridae, that have an elongated jaw
    • The garfish (Tylosurus longirostris, or Belone longirostris) and allied species.
    • The saury, a slender seafood associated with Atlantic coast (Scomberesox saurus).
    • The Tetrapturus albidus, a big oceanic species related to the swordfish; the spearfish.
    • The American fresh-water garpike (Lepidosteus osseus).
    • The long-nosed gar, or typical garpike, Lepidosteus osseus, a fish of family members Lepidosteidæ. See garpike.
    • The skipper, Scomberesox saurus, a synentognathous fish of household Scomberesocidæ or household Exocœtidæ. Also called saury.
    • The spear-fish, Tetrapturus albidus, associated with family Histiophoridæ.
    • Among garfishes, Tylosurus longirostris, regarding the household Belonidæ. See garfish, and cut-under Belonidæ.
    • ancient predaceous united states seafood covered with difficult machines and achieving lengthy jaws with needlelike teeth
    • slender long-beaked seafood of temperate Atlantic seas
    • huge warm-water game seafood having a prolonged and curved toothless upper jaw
    • elongate European surface-dwelling predacious fishes with long toothed jaws; abundant in coastal oceans
    • Any of various fishes regarding the household Istiophoridae, including a marlin or sailfish, having an elongated, swordlike or spearlike snout and upper jaw.
    • some of some other fishes having very long, pointed jaws.
    • some of several seafood, of this family members Istiophoridae, having an elongated jaw
    • The garfish (Tylosurus longirostris, or Belone longirostris) and allied types.
    • The saury, a slender seafood of the Atlantic coast (Scomberesox saurus).
    • The Tetrapturus albidus, a large oceanic species regarding the swordfish; the spearfish.
    • The United states fresh-water garpike (Lepidosteus osseus).
    • The long-nosed gar, or typical garpike, Lepidosteus osseus, a fish for the family members Lepidosteidæ. See garpike.
    • The skipper, Scomberesox saurus, a synentognathous fish of this family Scomberesocidæ or household Exocœtidæ. Also known as saury.
    • The spear-fish, Tetrapturus albidus, of this household Histiophoridæ.
    • one of many garfishes, Tylosurus longirostris, of family members Belonidæ. See garfish, and cut-under Belonidæ.
    • primitive predaceous united states seafood covered with tough scales and achieving lengthy jaws with needlelike teeth
    • slender long-beaked seafood of temperate Atlantic waters
    • huge warm-water game seafood having a prolonged and curved toothless upper jaw
    • elongate European surface-dwelling predacious fishes with long toothed jaws; loaded in seaside seas

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