cut-lass fish

cutlassfish

[kuht-luhs-fish]
noun, plural (especially collectively) cutlassfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) cutlassfishes.
any compressed, ribbonlike fish of the genus Trichiurus, having daggerlike teeth.
Also, cutlass fish.
Also called frostfish.


Origin:
1880–85; cutlass + fish

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cutlassfish

noun
long-bodied marine fishes having a long whiplike scaleless body and sharp teeth; closely related to snake mackerel 
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