guitarfish

noun

gui·​tar·​fish gə-ˈtär-ˌfish How to pronounce guitarfish (audio)
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: 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 Also in 2024, the second stage of an EU Action Plan for the oceans will kick in, forcing a change in rules for bottom fishing and fishing gear to specifically protect species such as common skate, guitarfish, great white shark, sturgeons, and turtles. Helen Czerski, WIRED, 10 Jan. 2024 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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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 25 May. 2024.

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