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n. pl. guitarfish or gui·tar·fish·es
Any of various marine cartilaginous fishes chiefly of the family Rhinobatidae, having a flattened guitar-shaped body, with the pectoral fins fused to the sides of the head.
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n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) any marine sharklike ray of the family Rhinobatidae, having a guitar-shaped body with a stout tail and occurring at the bottom of the sea
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n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
any sharklike ray of the family Rhinobatidae, of warm seas, resembling a guitar in shape when seen from above.
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|Noun||1.||guitarfish - primitive tropical bottom-dwelling ray with a guitar-shaped body|
ray - cartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside; most swim by moving the pectoral fins
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