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billfish

Syllabification: bill·fish
Pronunciation: /ˈbilfiSH
 
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Definition of billfish in English:

noun (plural same or billfishes)

A large, fast-swimming fish of open seas, with a streamlined body and a long, pointed, spearlike snout. It occurs on the surface in warmer waters and is a popular sporting fish.
Example sentences
  • Leave the oceans' bluefin tunas and billfish and sea turtles alone, but pay no attention to the man behind the curtain - as he shovels redfish into the boiler.
  • Fish species like tunas, seerfishes, billfishes and mackerels fall in this category.
  • The fastest-swimming fish are the billfish and the tunas.

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