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Noun: needlefish  'nee-d(u)l,fish
  1. Elongate European surface-dwelling predacious fishes with long toothed jaws; abundant in coastal waters
    - gar, billfish
  2. Fish with long tubular snout and slim body covered with bony plates
    - pipefish

Derived forms: needlefishes

Type of: teleost, teleost fish, teleostan

Part of: Belonidae, family Belonidae, family Syngnathidae, Syngnathidae

Encyclopedia: Needlefish