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rudderfish

[ruhd-er-fish] /ˈrʌd ərˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) rudderfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) rudderfishes.
1.
any of various fishes having the habit of following behind ships, as a pilot fish.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35; rudder + fish
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