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cutlassfish

or cut·lass fish

[kuht-luh s-fish]
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noun, plural (especially collectively) cut·lass·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) cut·lass·fish·es.
  1. any compressed, ribbonlike fish of the genus Trichiurus, having daggerlike teeth.
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Origin of cutlassfish

First recorded in 1880–85; cutlass + fish
Also called frostfish.
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British Dictionary definitions for cutlass fish

cutlass fish

noun
  1. US another name for hairtail
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