rudder-fish

rudderfish

[ruhd-er-fish]
noun, plural (especially collectively) rudderfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) rudderfishes.
any of various fishes having the habit of following behind ships, as a pilot fish.

Origin:
1725–35; rudder + fish

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rudderfish

noun
1. food and game fish around Bermuda and Florida; often follow ships [syn: Bermuda chub
2. fish having the habit of following ships; found in North American and South American coastal waters 
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