flying gurnard

noun

Definition of flying gurnard

: 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

First Known Use of flying gurnard

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 Jan. 2022.

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