Definition of sandfish

  1. 1 :  either of two small silvery scaleless fishes of the north Pacific that constitute the family Trichodontidae and burrow in the sand

  2. 2 :  a small grayish brown or blue striped fish (Diplectrum formosum) that frequents sand shores

  3. 3 :  sand eel 2

  4. 4 :  an elongated cylindrical marine fish (genus Gonorhynchus) that has a short barbel under the chin, lives over sandy bottoms, and burrows freely in the sand —called also beaked salmon

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Origin and Etymology of sandfish

1sand + fish

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a brief usually trivial fact

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