rudderfish

[ ruhd-er-fish ]
/ ˈrʌd ərˌfɪʃ /

noun, plural (especially collectively) rud·der·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) rud·der·fish·es.

any of various fishes having the habit of following behind ships, as a pilot fish.

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Origin of rudderfish

First recorded in 1725–35; rudder + fish
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