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
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    • 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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