billfish

noun bill·fish \ ˈbil-ˌfish \
|Updated on: 3 Jun 2018

Definition of billfish

: a fish with long slender jaws; especially : any of various bony fishes (families Istiophoridae and Xiphiidae) with an elongated tapering upper jaw including marlins, spearfishes, and sailfishes

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