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halfbeak

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

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

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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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