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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cutlassfish, frost fish, hairtailnoun

    long-bodied marine fishes having a long whiplike scaleless body and sharp teeth; closely related to snake mackerel


  1. hairtail

    The cutlassfishes are about 45 species of predatory fish in the family Trichiuridae of the order Scombriformes found in seas throughout the world. Fish of this family are long, slender, and generally steely blue or silver in colour, giving rise to their name. They have reduced or absent pelvic and caudal fins, giving them an eel-like appearance, and large fang-like teeth.Some of the species are known as scabbardfishes or hairtails; others are called frostfishes because they appear in late autumn and early winter, around the time of the first frosts.


  1. hairtail

    A hairtail is a type of long, slender, silvery-predatory marine fish found in tropical and temperate parts of the world's oceans. Known for their distinctive slim, ribbon-like bodies and elongated forms, they are also called cutlassfish or ribbonfish. Primarily they are nocturnal hunters and largely predate on smaller fish and squid. Their sometimes spectacular leaps out of the water when hooked have earned them the name of "scabbardfish". The name "hairtail" is derived from the thin, tapering body shape of the fish.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hairtailnoun

    any species of marine fishes of the genus Trichiurus; esp., T. lepterus of Europe and America. They are long and like a band, with a slender, pointed tail. Called also bladefish

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hairtail in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hairtail in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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