[ pahy-luht-fish ]
/ ˈpaɪ lətˌfɪʃ /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) pi·lot·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) pi·lot·fish·es.
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How to use pilotfish in a sentence
And sharks meant pilot-fish, and remoras, and various sorts of parasitic creatures.The Cruise of the Snark|Jack London
Alighting at the ferry, they started up Front street, Rose in lead, he being pilot-fish.Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison|Austin Biron Bidwell
The pilot-fish were wildly excited; they stopped to see what was going to happen.The House with the Mezzanine and Other Stories|Anton Tchekoff
Each moment I fancied I could feel the pilot-fish touching me, and I almost screamed with agony.
We ate also pilot fish, and remoras; in fact, the sea yielded up its creatures abundantly to our larder.Through the South Seas with Jack London|Martin Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for pilotfish
a small carangid fish, Naucrates ductor, of tropical and subtropical seas, marked with dark vertical bands: often accompanies sharks and other large fishes
any of various similar or related fishes
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