pin fish

pinfish

[pin-fish]
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:
1875–80, Americanism; pin + fish

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pinfish (ˈpɪnˌfɪʃ)
 
n , pl -fish, -fishes
Also called: sailor's choice a small porgy, Lagodon rhomboides, occurring off the SE North American coast of the Atlantic
 
[so named because it has spines]

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