noun (plural same or icefishes)
1 another term for capelin.
- Below the ocean surface lies an even greater diversity of life, replete with corals, sponges and barnacles, as well as icefish and toothfish.
- I lobbed an unweighted icefish with an awkward flip of the heavy boat rod.
- He finds Simon standing alone by the rack of aquariums, tending their captives - the Antarctic limpets, and a lone, prize icefish.
2A scaleless Antarctic fish of pallid appearance with spiny gill covers and a snout shaped like a duck’s bill.
- Chaenocephalus aceratus, family Chaenichthyidae.
- Changes to certain residues in ß-tubulin have been suggested to confer cold stability on the MTs of Antarctic icefishes.
- How do Anarctic icefish survive in freezing water?
(ice-fish) [no object] (usually as noun ice-fishing) Fish through holes in the ice on a lake or river.
- I went ice-fishing and ate a reindeer for dinner.
- He told me that when he was working with the couriers, the Inuit taught him how to ice-fish.
- Polar Circle will arrange a non-diving day and take you round the local villages, teach you to ice-fish, take you skiing or on snowmobile trips.
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