Entry from World dictionary
noun (plural same or boarfishes)
- any of a number of deep-bodied fishes with a protruding snout, a small mouth, small toothed scales, and a spiny dorsal fin:
- a temperate marine fish occurring around southern Africa, the North Pacific, and Australasia (Pentaceros richardsoni and others in the family Pentacerotidae). a marine fish of the NE Atlantic (family Caproidae, in particular Capros aper).