bonefish

play
noun bone·fish \ˈbōn-ˌfish\

Definition of bonefish

  1. 1 :  a slender silvery small-scaled fish (Albula vulpes) that is a notable sport and food fish of warm seas

  2. 2 :  ladyfish 2

bonefishing

noun

Recent Examples of bonefish from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'bonefish'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of bonefish

1839


Learn More about bonefish


Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to be a fixed element or attribute

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

July 2017 Words of the Day Quiz

  • alt-597a99e699d07
  • Which is a synonym of gauche?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

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

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!