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cutlassfish

or cut·lass fish

[ kuht-luhs-fish ]
/ ˈkʌt ləsˌfɪʃ /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) cut·lass·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) cut·lass·fish·es.

any compressed, ribbonlike fish of the genus Trichiurus, having daggerlike teeth.

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Also called frostfish.

Origin of cutlassfish

First recorded in 1880–85; cutlass + fish
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British Dictionary definitions for cutlassfish

cutlass fish

noun

US another name for hairtail
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