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fly·ing fish

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  1. flying fishnoun

    tropical marine fishes having enlarged winglike fins used for brief gliding flight


  1. flying fishnoun

    A tropical marine fish of the family Exocoetidae, having enlarged winglike pectoral fins enabling it to escape predators by taking short gliding flights through the air.


  1. Flying fish

    The Exocoetidae are a family of marine fish in the order Beloniformes class Actinopterygii, known colloquially as flying fish or flying cod. About 64 species are grouped in seven to nine genera. While they cannot fly in the same way a bird does, flying fish can make powerful, self-propelled leaps out of the water where their long wing-like fins enable gliding for considerable distances above the water's surface. The main reason for this behavior is thought to be to escape from underwater predators, which include swordfish, mackerel, tuna, and marlin, among others, though their periods of flight expose them to attack by avian predators such as frigate birds. Barbados is known as "the land of the flying fish", and the fish is one of the national symbols of the country. The Exocet missile is named after them, as variants are launched from underwater, and take a low trajectory, skimming the surface, before striking their targets.


  1. flying fish

    Flying fish are a type of marine fish that are known for their ability to glide above the water's surface. They do this by rapidly flapping their pectoral fins, which are uniquely shaped and large in proportion to their bodies. This ability to 'fly' helps them escape from predators. They are usually found in tropical and subtropical waters.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flying fish

    a fish which is able to leap from the water, and fly a considerable distance by means of its large and long pectoral fins. These fishes belong to several species of the genus Exocoetus, and are found in the warmer parts of all the oceans


  1. Flying Fish

    The Flying Fish is a powered steel roller coaster located at Thorpe Park in Surrey. The ride was known as Space Station Zero when it was new in 1983 and was re-themed in 1990. It was removed in 2005 to make way for Stealth, a new roller coaster built for 2006, only to be reinstalled in 2007 in another area of the park.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flying fish in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flying fish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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