noun sword·fish \ˈsrd-ˌfish\

: a very large fish that lives in the ocean, that has a long, pointed upper jaw which looks like a sword, and that is eaten as food

Full Definition of SWORDFISH

:  a very large scombroid fish (Xiphias gladius of the family Xiphiidae) that has a long swordlike beak formed by the bones of the upper jaw and is an important food and game fish

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First Known Use of SWORDFISH

15th century
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noun sword·fish \ˈsrd-ˌfish\
plural swordfish or sword·fish·es

Definition of SWORDFISH for Kids

:  a large ocean fish that has a long pointed bill formed by the bones of the upper jaw and is often used for food


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