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spearfish

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noun spear·fish \ˈspir-ˌfish\

Definition of spearfish

  1. :  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 spear·fish

Definition of spearfish

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to fish with a spear

First Known Use of spearfish

circa 1949


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