Share this entry

spadefish Line breaks: spade|fish
Pronunciation: /ˈspeɪdfɪʃ/

Definition of spadefish in English:

noun (plural same or spadefishes)

A marine fish with an almost disc-shaped body. It lives in tropical inshore waters, where it often forms schools.
Example sentences
  • Atlantic spadefish, for example, which average 3 to 4 pounds, are plentiful for now and are relatively good to eat.
  • As well as seeing many barracuda, we encountered a shoal of Atlantic spadefish and angelfish.
  • A pair of spadefish and grey angelfish circled above the rays, waiting to pick up left-overs.

Definition of spadefish in:

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.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day whippersnapper
Pronunciation: ˈwɪpəsnapə
a young, inexperienced person considered presumptuous or overconfident...