Definition of snipefish in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈsnʌɪpfɪʃ/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun (plural same or snipefishes)

A marine fish that has a long, slender snout with the mouth at the tip.
  • Family Macrorhamphosidae: several genera and species
Example sentences
  • Many of the species at this level, such as the snipefish, dragnets, spinefish, and bottom dwelling rockfish, are ‘lunch’ for larger predators.
  • In most cases the snipefish are pink, silver or red in coloration and grow to be about twelve inches long.
  • Some snipefish, such as the ones on the cover, also have a long, pointed spine stretching back from the dorsal fin.
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.