or scab·bard fish
[ skab-erd-fish ]
/ ˈskæb ərdˌfɪʃ /
noun, plural (especially collectively) scab·bard·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) scab·bard·fish·es.
any of several marine fishes having a long, compressed, silvery body, especially a cutlassfish, Trichiurus lepturus, of the western Atlantic.
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British Dictionary definitions for scabbard fish
any of various marine spiny-finned fishes of the family Trichiuridae, esp of the genus Lepidopus, having a long whiplike scaleless body and long sharp teeth: most common in warm waters
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