horsefish definition

  • noun:
    • The moonfish.
    • The sauger.
    • The moonfish (Selene setipinnis).
    • The sauger.
    • A fish of the family Carangid√¶, Vomer setipinnis, having a much-compressed oblong body, a head high and angulated far above the eyes, a smooth silvery skin, and low dorsal and anal fins. It inhabits the warm parts of the Atlantic. Also called moonfish, dollar-fish, and blunt-nosed shiner.
    • A carangoid seafood, Selene vomer, closely resembling this, and known by the same brands. See cut-under horsehead.
    • The sauger, Stizostedion canadense.
    • A sea-horse, as Hippocampus hudsonius.
    • any one of a number of silvery marine fishes with really flat figures

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