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stickleback

noun stick·le·back \ˈsti-kəl-ˌbak\
plural stick·le·backs also stick·le·back

Definition of STICKLEBACK

:  any of a family (Gasterosteidae) of small scaleless bony fishes having two or more free spines in front of the dorsal fin and including marine, anadromous, and freshwater forms

Origin of STICKLEBACK

Middle English stykylbak, from Old English sticel goad + Middle English bak back; akin to Old English stician to stick
First Known Use: 15th century
May 30, 2015
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