Definition of sailfish in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsālˌfiSH/

noun (plural same or sailfishes)

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A fish with a high, sail-like dorsal fin, in particular.
  • An edible migratory billfish that is a prized game fish (genus Istiophorus, family Istiophoridae, in particular I. platypterus). (also Celebes sailfish) A small tropical freshwater fish of Sulawesi, popular in aquariums (Telmatherina ladigesi, family Atherinidae)..
Example sentences
  • The fishermen also chartered a deep-sea fishing boat for the day while in the Seychelles, bagging boxfuls of bonito but failing to spot the prized sailfish or black marlin.
  • In summer, great shoals of gamefish arrive, including giant kingfish, barracuda, sailfish and bonito.
  • For game fisherman the great catches are marlin, sailfish, tarpon and bonefish.

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Syllabification: sail·fish

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