Definition of sailfish in English:


Syllabification: sail·fish
Pronunciation: /ˈsālˌfiSH

noun (plural same or sailfishes)

  • 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).
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    • 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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