halfbeak

noun half·beak \ ˈhaf-ˌbēk , ˈhäf- \

Definition of halfbeak

: any of various narrow-bodied fishes of warm waters that have an elongated lower jaw and are grouped with the flying fishes (family Exocoetidae) or placed in their own family (Hemiramphidae)

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1880

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