Definition of sailfish
: any of a genus (Istiophorus, especially I. platypterus) of billfishes having a very large dorsal fin
Recent Examples of sailfish from the Web
A sailfish ate the live bait and the youngsters took turns reeling it to the boat.
Yes, Gregg Allman caught at least 47 sailfish and a 180-pound tarpon.
Mario Coté of Hollywood had kingfish and some sailfish earlier in the week fishing out of Port Everglades Inlet.
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Definition of sailfish for Students
: a fish with a large fin like a sail on its back
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