spear fish

spearfish

[speer-fish]
noun, plural (especially collectively) spearfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) spearfishes.
1.
any of several fishes of the genus Tetrapturus, resembling the sailfish but having the first dorsal fin much less developed: inhabiting all seas, but rare.
2.
any of several related fishes.
verb (used without object), spearfished, spearfishing.
3.
to fish underwater using a spearlike implement used manually or propelled mechanically.

Origin:
1880–85, Americanism; spear1 + fish

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spearfish (ˈspɪəˌfɪʃ)
 
n , pl -fish, -fishes
another name for marlin
 
[so named because of its long pointed jaw]

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