flying gurnard

noun

: any of several marine fishes (family Dactylopteridae) that resemble gurnards and have large pectoral fins allowing them to glide above the water for short distances

Examples of flying gurnard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Asked for their oddest exhibit, Weber and Ava Powers showed off a flying gurnard, spreading out its winglike fins. Lawrence Specker | Lspecker@al.com, al, 24 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1792, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flying gurnard was in 1792

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“Flying gurnard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flying%20gurnard. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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