guitarfish

noun
gui·​tar·​fish | \ gə-ˈtär-ˌfish How to pronounce guitarfish (audio) , gi- \

Definition of guitarfish

: any of several viviparous rays (family Rhinobatidae) somewhat like a guitar in shape viewed from above

Examples of guitarfish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rhino Rays pushed to critically endangered A little boy looks at Rhinobatos armatus, also known as a guitarfish, swim past in a tank at the Berlin Aquarium November 27, 2004 in Berlin, Germany. Jasmine Aguilera, Time, "'The Numbers Are Just Horrendous.' Almost 30,000 Species Face Extinction Because of Human Activity," 18 July 2019 Also caught was an Atlantic guitarfish, a species that has physical characteristics of both sharks and rays. David Fleshler, Sun-Sentinel.com, "At least 18 more sharks found dead in illegal nets off Hollywood," 6 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of guitarfish

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Guitarfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guitarfish. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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