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spearfish

noun spear·fish \ ˈspir-ˌfish \
Updated on: 18 Mar 2018

Definition of spearfish

: any of several billfishes (genus Tetrapturus) having the anterior part of the first dorsal fin about as high as the body is deep

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First Known Use of spearfish

circa 1882

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spearfish

verb

Definition of spearfish

: to fish with a spear

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circa 1949

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