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sail·fish

 (sāl′fĭsh′)
n. pl. sailfish or sail·fish·es
Either of two large marine fishes, Istiophorus albicans of the Atlantic Ocean or I. platypterus of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, having a large saillike dorsal fin and an elongated, spearlike upper jaw.

sailfish

(ˈseɪlˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
1. (Animals) any of several large scombroid game fishes of the genus Istiophorus, such as I. albicans (Atlantic sailfish), of warm and tropical seas: family Istiophoridae. They have an elongated upper jaw and a long sail-like dorsal fin
2. (Animals) another name for basking shark

sail•fish

(ˈseɪlˌfɪʃ)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
either of two large marlinlike fish of the genus Istiophorus, distinguished by a long, high dorsal fin and a swordlike snout.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sailfish - a saltwater fish with lean fleshsailfish - a saltwater fish with lean flesh  
saltwater fish - flesh of fish from the sea used as food
2.sailfish - large pelagic game fish having an elongated upper jaw and long dorsal fin that resembles a sail
scombroid, scombroid fish - important marine food and game fishes found in all tropical and temperate seas; some are at least partially endothermic and can thrive in colder waters
family Istiophoridae, Istiophoridae - sailfishes; spearfishes; marlins
Translations

sailfish

[ˈseɪlfɪʃ] Naguja f de mar, pez m vela
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