halfbeak

[ haf-beek, hahf- ]
/ ˈhæfˌbik, ˈhɑf- /

noun

any of several marine fishes of the family Hemiramphidae, having a greatly elongated lower jaw.

Nearby words

  1. half-wave rectifier,
  2. half-wit,
  3. half-witted,
  4. half-year,
  5. halfback,
  6. halfhearted,
  7. halfheartedly,
  8. halfhourly,
  9. halfies,
  10. halfling

Origin of halfbeak

First recorded in 1875–80; half + beak

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British Dictionary definitions for halfbeak

halfbeak

/ (ˈhɑːfˌbiːk) /

noun

any marine and freshwater teleost fish of the tropical and subtropical family Hemiramphidae, having an elongated body with a short upper jaw and a long protruding lower jaw
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