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n. pl. archerfish or arch·er·fish·es
Any of several fishes of the family Toxotidae that prey on insects by knocking them off vegetation with a jet of water shot from the mouth.
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n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) any freshwater percoid fish of the family Toxotidae of S and SE Asia and Australia, esp Toxotes jaculatrix, that catch insects by spitting water at them
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n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
a small fish, Toxotesjaculator, of SE Asia that catches spiders and insects by spitting drops of water at them and causing them to fall.
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|Noun||1.||archerfish - any of several small freshwater fishes that catch insects by squirting water at them and knocking them into the water; found in Indonesia and Australia|
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