any of certain fishes that live at or near the bottom of a body of water, as certain of the cod and related species, the flatfishes, and catfishes.
- Also called ground fish.
Other definitions for bottom-fish (2 of 2)
to fish with a weighted line for fish that feed close to the bottom.
- Also ground-fish.
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How to use bottom fish in a sentence
It was evidently a bottom fish of some kind, and resembled a "hammer-head," but with some marked differences.Days in the Open | Lathan A. Crandall
It is a bottom fish, feeding mostly on mollusks, which it crushes with the blunt teeth of the throat.
It is a bottom fish, feeding on crustaceans and small mollusks, and is found wherever they abound on the outer shoals.
It is a bottom fish, feeding in company with the large groupers on small fishes and crustaceans.