Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

flying fish

noun

Simple Definition of flying fish

  • : a type of fish that has long fins which look like wings and that is able to jump out of the water and glide through the air

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of flying fish

  1. :  any of numerous bony fishes (family Exocoetidae) chiefly of tropical and warm seas that are capable of long gliding flights out of water by spreading their large pectoral fins like wings

Circa 1511

First Known Use of flying fish

circa 1511


FLYING FISH Defined for Kids

flying fish

noun

Definition of flying fish for Students

  1. :  a fish with large fins that let it jump from the water and move for a distance through the air




Learn More about flying fish


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up flying fish? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a secret group of plotters

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

dog-eating-apple

Which is a synonym of asperse?

beat placate divulge defame
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ