halfbeak definition

  • noun:
    • some of various slim, bony, live-bearing exotic freshwater fishes for the household Hemiramphidae, described as a silvery look and an elongated lower jaw.
    • Any slender, marine fish for the genus Hemirhamphus, obtaining the top jaw much smaller versus reduced; -- labeled as in addition balahoo.
    • Any slender, marine seafood of genus Hemirhamphus, or of family Hemiramphidae, having an elongated protruding reduced jaw; -- called also balahoo.
    • A fish associated with the family Exocœtidæ and genus Hemirhamphus, obtaining the lower jaw progressed into a long ensiform tool, although the upper jaw is usually quick; a hemirhamphine; a halfbill. Many types are located in exotic and subtropical seas.
    • tropical and subtropical marine and freshwater fishes having an elongated human anatomy and very long protruding reduced jaw

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