sail-fish

sailfish

[seyl-fish]
noun, plural (especially collectively) sailfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) sailfishes.
1.
a large tropical and subtropical marine fish, Istiophorus platypterus, of the family Istiophoridae, distinguished by a long, high dorsal fin, long pelvic fins, and a double keel on each side of the tail.
2.
any of several related fishes having a high dorsal fin.

Origin:
1585–95; sail + fish

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sailfish (ˈseɪlˌfɪʃ)
 
n , pl -fish, -fishes
1.  any of several large scombroid game fishes of the genus Istiophorus, such as I. albicans (Atlantic sailfish), of warm and tropical seas: family Istiophoridae. They have an elongated upper jaw and a long sail-like dorsal fin
2.  another name for basking shark

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