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cutlassfish

or cut·lass fish

[kuht-luh s-fish]
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noun, plural (especially collectively) cut·lass·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) cut·lass·fish·es.
  1. any compressed, ribbonlike fish of the genus Trichiurus, having daggerlike teeth.

Origin of cutlassfish

First recorded in 1880–85; cutlass + fish
Also called frostfish.
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British Dictionary definitions for cutlass fish

cutlass fish

noun
  1. US another name for hairtail
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