Definition of pilotfish in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpʌɪlətfɪʃ/

noun (plural same or pilotfishes)

A fish of warm seas that is often seen swimming close to large fish such as sharks and sometimes turtles and boats.
  • Naucrates ductor, family Carangidae.
Example sentences
  • The script cheats somewhat, the pilotfish / shark subplot loses its bite and the writers' imagination suffers from rising damp.
  • A solitary pilotfish raced to keep station at its nose.
  • With hordes of yellow pilotfish bouncing off its nose, and longer than I am tall, it could have sucked me into its maw in one watery gasp.

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