Definition of spearfish in English:


Syllabification: spear·fish
Pronunciation: /ˈspi(ə)rˌfiSH

noun (plural same or spearfishes)

  • A billfish that resembles the marlin.
    • Genus Tetrapturus, family Istiophoridae: several species
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    • 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.


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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
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    • 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.

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