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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gar, garfish, garpike, billfish, Lepisosteus osseusnoun

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

  2. billfishnoun

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

  3. saury, billfish, Scomberesox saurusnoun

    slender long-beaked fish of temperate Atlantic waters

  4. needlefish, gar, billfishnoun

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


  1. billfishnoun

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


  1. billfish

    Billfish is a general term for a group of predatory fish known for their long, pointed bills or snouts. These species, including sailfish, marlins, and swordfish, are typically large and fast, and are popular among sport fishermen. They are found in all the world's oceans, primarily in warmer seas. Besides their elongated bills, they are also characterized by their large size, streamlined bodies and ability to swim swiftly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Billfishnoun

    a name applied to several distinct fishes

  2. Billfishnoun

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

  3. Billfishnoun

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

  4. Billfishnoun

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

  5. Billfishnoun

    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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