See more synonyms for ratfish on Thesaurus.com noun, plural (especially collectively) rat·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) rat·fish·es.
- a chimaera, Hydrolagus colliei, of the Pacific Ocean from Alaska to Baja California, having a ratlike tail.
Origin of ratfish
An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; rat
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British Dictionary definitions for ratfish
noun plural -fish or -fishes
- another name for rabbitfish (def. 1)
- a chimaera, Hydrolagus colliei, of the North Pacific Ocean, which has a long narrow tail
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