cutlassfish

or cut·lass fish

[ kuht-luh s-fish ]
/ ˈkʌt ləsˌfɪʃ /

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.

Nearby words

  1. cutis vera,
  2. cutis verticis gyrata,
  3. cutisector,
  4. cutlass,
  5. cutlass fish,
  6. cutler,
  7. cutler, manasseh,
  8. cutlery,
  9. cutlet,
  10. cutline

Origin of cutlassfish

First recorded in 1880–85; cutlass + fish

Also called frostfish.

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