noun, plural (especially collectively) spear·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) spear·fish·es.
verb (used without object), spear·fished, spear·fish·ing.
to fish underwater using a spearlike implement used manually or propelled mechanically.
Origin of spearfish
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Both Jan and Barby were expert Scuba divers, and he had looked forward to spearfishing with them in the bay.The Flying Stingaree
Harold Leland Goodwin
noun plural -fish or -fishes
Word Origin for spearfish
so named because of its long pointed jaw
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