Definitions for sailfishˈseɪlˌfɪʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sail•fishˈseɪlˌfɪʃ(n.)(pl.)-fish; -fish•es.

  1. either of two large marlinlike fish of the genus Istiophorus, distinguished by a long, high dorsal fin and a swordlike snout.

    Category: Ichthyology

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sailfish(noun)

    a saltwater fish with lean flesh

  2. sailfish(noun)

    large pelagic game fish having an elongated upper jaw and long dorsal fin that resembles a sail


  1. sailfish(Noun)

    A fish of the genus Istiophorus, having a characteristic sail-like fin on its back.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sailfish(noun)

    the banner fish, or spikefish (Histiophorus.)

  2. Sailfish(noun)

    the basking, or liver, shark

  3. Sailfish(noun)

    the quillback


  1. Sailfish

    Sailfish are fish in the genus Istiophorus, living in warmer sections of all the oceans of the world. They are predominately blue to gray in colour and have a characteristic erectile dorsal fin known as a sail, which often stretches the entire length of the back. Another notable characteristic is the elongated bill, resembling that of the swordfish and other marlins. They are therefore described as billfish in sport fishing circles.


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