Trigger fish

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Trigger fish (Zoöl) a large plectognath fish (Balistes Carolinensis or Balistes capriscus) common on the southern coast of the United States, and valued as a food fish in some localities. Its rough skin is used for scouring and polishing in the place of sandpaper. Called also leather jacket, and turbot.
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Usage

In literature:

The latter has been compared to a trigger, hence the name of Trigger-fish.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 3" by Various
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In news:

Florida Sportsman staff and captains talk lure noise factors — clacks, knocks, rattles — that are ultimately designed, intended, and do attract and trigger fish via sound.
Dogfish as well as a small thresher shark, big porgies, trigger fish, dolphins have been feeding close to shore on the schools of squid in the area.
Asian carp DNA triggers new Chicago River fishing expedition .
"The Red-Toothed Trigger Fish ".
Asian carp DNA triggers new Chicago River fishing expedition.
Annual mullet migration triggers feeding frenzy by variety of fish.
Rising water temperatures trigger the walleyes' urge to spawn and help "ripen" the fish.
Painting of a trigger fish.
Rising water temperatures trigger the walleyes ' urge to spawn and help "ripen" the fish.
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