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halfbeak

[haf-beek, hahf-] /ˈhæfˌbik, ˈhɑf-/
noun
1.
any of several marine fishes of the family Hemiramphidae, having a greatly elongated lower jaw.
Origin of halfbeak
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80; half + beak
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British Dictionary definitions for halfbeak

halfbeak

/ˈhɑːfˌbiːk/
noun
1.
any marine and freshwater teleost fish of the tropical and subtropical family Hemiramphidae, having an elongated body with a short upper jaw and a long protruding lower jaw
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