Dictionary.com

clingfish

[ kling-fish ]
/ ˈklɪŋˌfɪʃ /
Save This Word!

noun, plural (especially collectively) cling·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) cling·fish·es.
any fish of the family Gobiesocidae, having a sucking disk on the abdomen for clinging to stones, debris, etc.
QUIZ
SPRINT TO THE FINISH WITH THIS OLYMPICS QUIZ!
Compete in our Olympics quiz to see if you can take home the gold medal in Olympics knowledge.
Question 1 of 10
Where was the Olympics first held?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of clingfish

First recorded in 1890–95; cling1 + fish
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for clingfish

clingfish
/ (ˈklɪŋˌfɪʃ) /

noun plural -fish or -fishes
any small marine teleost fish of the family Gobiesocidae, having a flattened elongated body with a sucking disc beneath the head for clinging to rocks, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK