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: a fish of the family Brachionichthyidae


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intransitive verb

: to catch fish with the hands sometimes with bait as a lure : guddle

Word History



hand entry 1 + fish (noun); from the pectoral fins that resemble hands

Intransitive verb

hand entry 1 + fish (verb)

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“Handfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/handfish. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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