tin fish

  1. a torpedo.

Origin of tin fish

First recorded in 1915–20

Words Nearby tin fish

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How to use tin fish in a sentence

  • “I jumped up on the tubes again to follow our little tin fish on its swim,” he resumed.

    Sea-Hounds | Lewis R. Freeman
  • He had scooped a hole in the sand, lined it with clay, filled it with sea-water, and stocked it with his shining tin fish.

  • "Now Fritz can use his tin-fish as often as he likes," he thought gleefully.

  • And that's no Bullsheveki, fur you know derie when one of them tin fish strikes a transport, yer jest as well let your voice fall.

  • "Oh, easily," said Conyers, as he raised his eyes to where the little tin fish hung glittering above him.

    Barrington | Charles James Lever