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spearfish

Syllabification: spear·fish
Pronunciation: /ˈspirˌfiSH
 
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Definition of spearfish in English:

noun (plural same or spearfishes)

A billfish that resembles the marlin.
  • Genus Tetrapturus, family Istiophoridae: several species
Example sentences
  • The same day we catch our last marlin we hook and land a spearfish.
  • The seas seem to have just marlin and spearfish.
  • There's a trophy for the biggest spearfish over 30 pounds.

verb

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Fish using a spear: resort owners do not allow tourists to spearfish (as noun spearfishing) spearfishing is strictly illegal in the marine parks
More example sentences
  • Of all shark attacks worldwide, nearly all occur on surfers and many were directly related to fishing or spearfishing.
  • Trawling, rod-and-line fishing and spearfishing were banned.
  • Malta's clear waters are home to plentiful fish, despite continuing illegal spearfishing.

Words that rhyme with spearfish

lungfishlumpfish

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