1any of a number of tough-skinned marine fishes, in particular.
- a fish of the jack family (Carangidae), in particular a slender fish of American coastal waters, with a greenish back and a bright yellow tail (Oligoplites saurus). a filefish or triggerfish (family Balistidae).
2the tough-skinned larva of a large crane fly. It lives in the soil, where it feeds on plant matter and can seriously damage the roots of grasses and crops.
- Genus Tipula, family Tipulidae