pipe·​fish | \ ˈpīp-ˌfish How to pronounce pipefish (audio) \

Definition of pipefish

: any of various fishes (family Syngnathidae) that are related to the seahorses and have a tube-shaped snout and a long slender body covered with bony plates

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Examples of pipefish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Male pipefish can get pregnant and give birth, but their interest in being nurturing fathers might only last during the pregnancy. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 19 June 2022 Mustard had always wanted to capture the image of a colourful juvenile ghost pipefish but usually only found darker adults on matching feather stars. Cecilia Rodriguez, Forbes, 14 Oct. 2021 Male pipefish are always looking for bigger females. National Geographic, 14 June 2019 The pipefish is painted attention-getting yellow, blue and orange. Jane Margolies, New York Times, 20 June 2018 In August, work will begin at Pier 26, at North Moore Street in TriBeCa, and will include the creation of an environmentally themed playground centered on two large-scale sturgeon from the same company that made the Chelsea playground’s pipefish. Jane Margolies, New York Times, 20 June 2018 Fish Feeding Time: Get close to crabs and see flounder, perch and pipefish. Kathy Bennett, The Mercury News, 14 June 2017 Feeding Time: Get close to crabs and see flounder, perch and pipefish. Kathy Bennett, The Mercury News, 22 Mar. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of pipefish

1769, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pipefish was in 1769

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Last Updated

10 Jul 2022

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“Pipefish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pipefish. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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