pipefish

noun
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 are always looking for bigger females. National Geographic, "This Father’s Day, meet 6 extreme animal dads," 14 June 2019 The pipefish is painted attention-getting yellow, blue and orange. Jane Margolies, New York Times, "From the Slaughterhouse to the Playground," 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, "From the Slaughterhouse to the Playground," 20 June 2018 Fish Feeding Time: Get close to crabs and see flounder, perch and pipefish. Kathy Bennett, The Mercury News, "Pets and Wildlife: Bay Area adoptions, other events, June 14 and beyond," 14 June 2017 Feeding Time: Get close to crabs and see flounder, perch and pipefish. Kathy Bennett, The Mercury News, "Pets and Wildlife: Bay Area adoptions, other events, March 22 and beyond," 22 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of pipefish

1769, in the meaning defined above

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“Pipefish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pipefish. Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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