any of several fishes of the family Echeneididae, having on the top of the head a sucking disk by which they can attach themselves to sharks, turtles, ships, and other moving objects.
Archaic. an obstacle, hindrance, or obstruction.
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How to use remora in a sentence
The recovery of debris and bodies was made by a UAV called the remora III, operated by a company called Phoenix International.Awful but True: Pings Were Not From Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 | Clive Irving | May 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The recovery of the debris and bodies was made by another vehicle, the remora III, operated by Phoenix International.
If this first worke bee throughly and throughoutly dispatched as I hope it is, the great remora is removed.The Simple Cobler of Aggawam in America | Theodore de la Guard
Pliny assures us that the remora was used in the preparation of a philtre capable of extinguishing the flames of love.Animal Parasites and Messmates | P. J. Van Beneden
The remora is easily removed from its attachment by a quick, sliding motion, but resists a direct pull to a remarkable degree.Favorite Fish and Fishing | James Alexander Henshall
British Dictionary definitions for remora
any of the marine spiny-finned fishes constituting the family Echeneidae . They have a flattened elongated body and attach themselves to larger fish, rocks, etc, by a sucking disc on the top of the head
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