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sawfish

[saw-fish] /ˈsɔˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) sawfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) sawfishes.
1.
a large, elongated ray of the genus Pristis, living along tropical coasts and lowland rivers, with a bladelike snout bearing strong teeth on each side.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; saw1 + fish
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  • The sawfish has a sawlike snout that is, however, not used as a saw.
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sawfish

/ˈsɔːˌfɪʃ/
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
1.
any sharklike ray of the family Pristidae of subtropical coastal waters and estuaries, having a serrated bladelike mouth
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Word Origin and History for sawfish
n.

also saw-fish, 1660s; see saw (n.1.) + fish (n.).

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