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Any of various marine fishes of the family Exocoetidae, having enlarged, winglike pectoral fins capable of sustaining them in brief, gliding flight over the water.
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(Animals) any marine teleost fish of the family Exocoetidae, common in warm and tropical seas, having enlarged winglike pectoral fins used for gliding above the surface of the water
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any of several warm-water marine fishes of the family Exocoetidae, noted for winglike fins that enable it to glide for some distance after leaping from the water.
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