A tropical freshwater fish native to southern Asia and Africa, with a strongly humped back, a small feather-like dorsal fin, and a long anal fin that runs from the belly to the tail. Also called knifefish.
- Family Notopteridae: four genera and several species, in particular the large edible Notopterus chitala of Asia
More example sentences
- I think I been around the purple featherbacks too long.
Definition of featherback in:
- The US English dictionary