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[bil-fish] /ˈbɪlˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) billfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) billfishes.
any of various fishes having a long, sharp bill or snout, as a gar, needlefish, or saury.
Origin of billfish
1775-85, Americanism; bill2 + fish Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The saury, or billfish—scomberesox sauris—is found in all parts of the North Atlantic.

    Motor Matt's Race Stanley R. Matthews
British Dictionary definitions for billfish


noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
(US) any of various fishes having elongated jaws, esp any fish of the family Istiophoridae, such as the spearfish and marlin
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