Definition of oarfish in English:


Line breaks: oar|fish
Pronunciation: /ˈɔːfɪʃ

noun (plural same or oarfishes)

A very long, narrow silvery marine fish of deep water, with a deep red dorsal fin running the length of the body. Also called ribbonfish, king of the herrings.
  • Regalecus glesne, family Regalecidae
More example sentences
  • Working from a duplicate slide, he identified the fish as the oarfish noting, however, that the head appeared more blunt than in existing illustrations.
  • They may be explained, rationally, as giant turtles, giant squid, or the large sunfish or oarfish that bask on the surface of the water.
  • The Oarfish is reported to be the longest of all fishes.

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