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[pin-fish] /ˈpɪnˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural pinfishes (especially collectively) pinfish.
a small fish, Lagodon rhomboides, of the porgy family, inhabiting bays of the South Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the U.S.
Origin of pinfish
1875-80, Americanism; pin + fish Unabridged
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  • pinfish eggs usually have a single oil globule and are semi-buoyant.
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British Dictionary definitions for pinfish


noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
a small porgy, Lagodon rhomboides, occurring off the SE North American coast of the Atlantic Also called sailor's choice
Word Origin
so named because it has spines
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