flying fish

noun

Definition of flying fish

:any of numerous bony fishes (family Exocoetidae) chiefly of tropical and warm seas that are capable of long gliding flights out of water by spreading their large pectoral fins like wings

First Known Use of flying fish

circa 1511


FLYING FISH Defined for English Language Learners

flying fish

noun

Definition of flying fish for English Language Learners

  • : a type of fish that has long fins which look like wings and that is able to jump out of the water and glide through the air


FLYING FISH Defined for Kids

flying fish

noun

Definition of flying fish for Students

:a fish with large fins that let it jump from the water and move for a distance through the air

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