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, 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, 6 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of guitarfish

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of guitarfish was circa 1900

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“Guitarfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guitarfish. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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