billfish

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n billfish elongate European surface-dwelling predacious fishes with long toothed jaws; abundant in coastal waters
    • n billfish slender long-beaked fish of temperate Atlantic waters
    • n billfish giant warm-water game fish having a prolonged and rounded toothless upper jaw
    • n billfish primitive predaceous North American fish covered with hard scales and having long jaws with needlelike teeth
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Billfish bĭl"fĭsh` (Zoöl) A name applied to several distinct fishes
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n billfish The long-nosed gar, or common garpike, Lepidosteus osseus, a fish of the family Lepidosteidæ. See garpike.
    • n billfish The skipper, Scomberesox saurus, a synentognathous fish of the family Scomberesocidæ or family Exocœtidæ. Also called saury.
    • n billfish The spear-fish, Tetrapturus albidus, of the family Histiophoridæ. It has a prolonged beak like a swordfish, and occurs along the eastern coast of the United States and in the Caribbean sea.
    • n billfish One of the garfishes, Tylosurus longirostris, of the family Belonidæ. See garfish, and cut under Belonidæ.
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Usage


In news:

Pelagic migrators of all kinds, including mahimahi, billfish, and tuna, have appeared offshore.
Big-game anglers have another weapon for tackling tuna and billfish.
New Billfish Tournament Series Announced.
The Billfish Tournament Series of Central America will consist of a year-long point race by Team/Boat which will result in an overall Series Champion.
Tight lines and trend-setting summed up the red hot sports fishing action on the first day of the Club Nautico de San Juan's 59th International Billfish Tournament.
It also aims to end billfish overfishing in the Pacific by ending imports of foreign-caught billfish for sale in the United States.
Billfish include marlin, sailfish and spearfish.
Days of double-digit billfish numbers typify Nicaragua's offshore fishing.
Days of double-digit billfish numbers typify Nicaragua 's offshore fishing.
Billfish act aids conservation efforts.
My first Rampage encounter occurred more than a decade ago in Bimini when a friend invited me to fish aboard his 31 Convertible during the Bacardi Billfish Tournament.
Here's a tempting thought - tarpon fishing in the morning, followed by a billfish adventure in the afternoon.
"Gear for saltwater fly-fishing, Rods, Reels, fly lines, leaders, knots, Fly-Fishing for Billfish (Billy Pate)".
A Look at the Most Elusive and Enigmatic Billfish.
A practical guide to billfish, a group of predatory fish that includes marlin, swordfish , sailfish and spearfish that are best known for their prominent bills.
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