deal·​fish | \ ˈdēl-ˌfish How to pronounce dealfish (audio) \

Definition of dealfish

: any of several silvery ribbonfishes (genus Trachipterus, especially T. arcticus) inhabiting deep seas

Examples of dealfish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mediterranean dealfish: The species swims vertically and lets its nonfunctional tail fin drift behind. Leslie Nemo, Scientific American, 8 June 2021

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First Known Use of dealfish

1845, in the meaning defined above

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“Dealfish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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