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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gar, garfish, garpike, billfish, Lepisosteus osseus(noun)

    primitive predaceous North American fish covered with hard scales and having long jaws with needlelike teeth

  2. billfish(noun)

    giant warm-water game fish having a prolonged and rounded toothless upper jaw

  3. saury, billfish, Scomberesox saurus(noun)

    slender long-beaked fish of temperate Atlantic waters

  4. needlefish, gar, billfish(noun)

    elongate European surface-dwelling predacious fishes with long toothed jaws; abundant in coastal waters


  1. billfish(Noun)

    Any of several fish, of the family Istiophoridae, that have an elongated jaw

Webster Dictionary

  1. Billfish(noun)

    a name applied to several distinct fishes

  2. Billfish(noun)

    the garfish (Tylosurus, / Belone, longirostris) and allied species

  3. Billfish(noun)

    the saury, a slender fish of the Atlantic coast (Scomberesox saurus)

  4. Billfish(noun)

    the Tetrapturus albidus, a large oceanic species related to the swordfish; the spearfish

  5. Billfish(noun)

    the American fresh-water garpike (Lepidosteus osseus)


  1. Billfish

    The term billfish refers to a group of predatory fish characterised by prominent bills, or rostrums, and by their large size. Billfish include sailfish and marlin, which make up the family Istiophoridae, and swordfish, sole member of the family Xiphiidae. They are apex predators which feed on a wide variety of smaller fish, crustaceans, and cephalopods. Billfish are pelagic and highly migratory. They are found in all oceans, although they usually inhabit tropical and subtropical waters; swordfish are found in temperate waters as well. Billfish use their long spears or swordlike upper jaws or beaks to slash at and stun prey during feeding. Their bills can also be used to spear prey, and have been known to spear boats, but they are not normally used in that way. They are highly valued as gamefish by sports fishermen.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of billfish in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of billfish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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