Definition of rainbow runner in English:

Share this entry

rainbow runner


A colourfully striped fish of the jack family, of warm seas worldwide.
  • Elagatis bipinnulata, family Carangidae.
Example sentences
  • Dense schools of fusiliers swarm past, followed by squadrons of predators like big-eye trevally, mackerel and rainbow runners.
  • Five sharks circled us as rainbow runners scraped off parasites from their sides.
  • Dive it and you are almost guaranteed to see schooling barracuda, horse-eye jacks and rainbow runners, as well as giant green moray eels and hawksbill turtles hunting for a meal on the reef.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: rain|bow run¦ner

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.