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n. pl. spearfish or spear·fish·es
Any of several large marine game fishes of the genus Tetrapturus that have the upper jaw elongated into a spearlike projection and are somewhat smaller than the related marlins.
intr.v. spear·fished, spear·fish·ing, spear·fish·es
To fish with a spear, spearlike implement, or spear gun.
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) another name for marlin
[so named because of its long pointed jaw]
n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es, n.
1. any of several large game fishes with a bill-like snout, esp. a marlin of the genus Tetrapturus, and sometimes including sailfish.v.i.
2. to fish underwater using a spearlike implement.
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|Noun||1.||spearfish - any of several large vigorous pelagic fishes resembling sailfishes but with first dorsal fin much reduced; worldwide but rare|
billfish - giant warm-water game fish having a prolonged and rounded toothless upper jaw