swordfish


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sword·fish

 (sôrd′fĭsh′)
n. pl. swordfish or sword·fish·es
A large marine food and game fish (Xiphias gladius) having a long swordlike extension of the upper jaw.

swordfish

(ˈsɔːdˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) a large scombroid fish, Xiphias gladius, with a very long upper jaw: valued as a food and game fish: family Xiphiidae

sword•fish

(ˈsɔrdˌfɪʃ, ˈsoʊrd-)

n., pl. -fish•es, (esp. collectively) -fish.
a large marine food fish, Xiphias gladius, having the upper jaw elongated into a bladelike structure.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swordfish - flesh of swordfish usually served as steaksswordfish - flesh of swordfish usually served as steaks
Xiphias gladius, swordfish - large toothless marine food fish with a long swordlike upper jaw; not completely cold-blooded i.e. they are able to warm their brains and eyes: worldwide in warm waters but feed on cold ocean floor coming to surface at night
saltwater fish - flesh of fish from the sea used as food
2.swordfish - large toothless marine food fish with a long swordlike upper jawswordfish - large toothless marine food fish with a long swordlike upper jaw; not completely cold-blooded i.e. they are able to warm their brains and eyes: worldwide in warm waters but feed on cold ocean floor coming to surface at night
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
genus Xiphias, Xiphias - type genus of the Xiphiidae
swordfish - flesh of swordfish usually served as steaks
Translations
mečoun
sværdfisk
miekkakala
espadonpoisson-sabre
sabljarka
メカジキ
황새치
svärdfisk
ปลาทะเลขนาดใหญ่มีขากรรไกรยาวคล้ายกระบี่
cá kiếm

swordfish

[ˈsɔːdfɪʃ] (swordfish (swordfishes (pl))) Npez m espada

swordfish

[ˈsɔːrdfɪʃ] nespadon mSword of Damocles [ˈdæməkliːz] n (literary)épée f de Damoclès
to have the Sword of Damocles hanging over one's head → avoir l'épée de Damoclès qui vous pend au-dessus de la tête

swordfish

[ˈsɔːdˌfɪʃ] npesce m spada inv

swordfish

سَيَّافُ البَحْر mečoun sværdfisk Schwertfisch ξιφίας pez espada miekkakala espadon sabljarka pesce spada メカジキ 황새치 zwaardvis sverdfisk miecznik peixe-espada рыба-меч svärdfisk ปลาทะเลขนาดใหญ่มีขากรรไกรยาวคล้ายกระบี่ kılıç balığı cá kiếm 剑鱼
References in classic literature ?
the indefatigable clown of the ocean), and some swordfish ten feet long, those prophetic heralds of the hurricane whose formidable sword would now and then strike the glass of the saloon.
I stood indeed as little chance among them as a cumbrous whale attacked on all sides by a legion of swordfish.
The Nile rat kills the crocodile, the swordfish kills the whale, the book will kill the edifice.
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Following the upgrade work being carried out at the Port of Galveston, Mike Brown general manager of diving operations for North America and Africa, said: Our commitment to establish industry standard in safety is exemplified by this recent investment to upgrade the Swordfish ensuring that the vessel not only meets but surpasses the required IMCA safety standards.
Before we leave the dock for a swordfish trip we rig several heavy duty spinning outfits.
Despite recent information that suggests a healthy and underexploited population of north Pacific swordfish (Brodziak and Ishimura (2)), a consistent decline in DGN participation and ex-vessel revenues has ensued over the past 30 years.
Sitting next to wild salmon and sea trout, the swordfish was caught by Ian Wakenshaw aboard the fishing catamaran the Beverley Ann near Souter Lighthouse.
Miles way from its usual haunts in the Atlantic, Indian or Pacific Ocean, the swordfish was caught off the South Tyneside coastline when it was netted by Ian Wakenshaw aboard the fishing catamaran Beverley Ann.
One of the last two operational Swordfish in Britain, Swordfish Mk.
Experts on site and remotely have viewed and analyzed the eye, and based on its color, size and structure, along with the presence of bone around it, we believe the eye came from a swordfish," Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission curator Joan Herrera said in a statement Monday.
Empirical studies have shown that surface longlines set at night are more productive for capturing swordfish (Xiphias gladius) than longlines set during the day (Kume and Joseph, 1969).