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n. pl. billfish or bill·fish·es
1. Any of various marine fishes having an elongated spearlike or swordlike upper jaw, including the marlins, sailfishes, and spearfishes of the family Istiophoridae and the swordfish of the family Xiphiidae.
2. Any of various fishes having long, pointed jaws, such as the needlefishes.
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) US any of various fishes having elongated jaws, esp any fish of the family Istiophoridae, such as the spearfish and marlin
n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
any of various fishes having long pointed jaws, as a gar or saury.
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|Noun||1.||billfish - primitive predaceous North American fish covered with hard scales and having long jaws with needlelike teeth|
|2.||billfish - giant warm-water game fish having a prolonged and rounded toothless upper jaw|
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
marlin - large long-jawed oceanic sport fishes; related to sailfishes and spearfishes; not completely cold-blooded i.e. able to warm their brains and eyes
spearfish - any of several large vigorous pelagic fishes resembling sailfishes but with first dorsal fin much reduced; worldwide but rare
|3.||billfish - slender long-beaked fish of temperate Atlantic waters|
|4.||billfish - elongate European surface-dwelling predacious fishes with long toothed jaws; abundant in coastal waters|
Belonidae, family Belonidae - ferocious fishes of warm regions resembling but unrelated to the freshwater gars
timucu - found in warm waters of western Atlantic