[ saw-fish ]
/ ˈsɔˌfɪʃ /

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

a large, elongated ray of the genus Pristis, living along tropical coasts and lowland rivers, with a bladelike snout bearing strong teeth on each side.


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Origin of sawfish

First recorded in 1655–65; saw1 + fish Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for sawfish

/ (ˈsɔːˌfɪʃ) /

noun plural -fish or -fishes

any sharklike ray of the family Pristidae of subtropical coastal waters and estuaries, having a serrated bladelike mouth
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