Definition of jackknife fish in English:

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jackknife fish

noun

A strikingly marked fish with a long, upright dorsal fin that lives among rocks and corals in the warm waters of the western Atlantic.
  • Equetus lanceolatus, family Sciaenidae.
Example sentences
  • The jackknife fish is a particularly handsome species, which immediately catches the eye with its long tapering first dorsal fin.
  • The Jackknife fish will comb the sandy bottom looking for worms, crustaceans, and small fish if it is hungry. It may even eat the occasional fireworm.

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Syllabification: jack·knife fish

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