- a large, elongated ray of the genus Pristis, living along tropical coasts and lowland rivers, with a bladelike snout bearing strong teeth on each side.
Origin of sawfish
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Turtles, fish, ospreys and rare freshwater sharks and sawfish thrive there.China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution
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He realized that the sawfish had freed him from his dreadful jailer.
The Sawfish is a ray in which the snout is elongated and edged with strong teeth.Fast Nine
The fish caught with this apparatus are the swordfish57 and the sawfish.The Manbos of Mindano
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And it was to jab harpoons and spears into porpoises and manatee and sawfish, and be dragged about in their boat.Tales of Fishes
Then the sawfish rolled over on its side, turning one edge of the saw toward the surface.
- any sharklike ray of the family Pristidae of subtropical coastal waters and estuaries, having a serrated bladelike mouth
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Word Origin and History for sawfish
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