leatherjacket
leatherjacket leatherjacket n. 1. any of several brightly colored tropical filefishes.

Syn: leatherfish. [WordNet 1.5]

2. any of several New World tropical fishes having tiny embedded scales.

Syn: leatherjack. [WordNet 1.5]

3. The tough-skinned larva of certain crane flies. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • leatherjacket — /ledh euhr jak it/, n. 1. Also called leather jack. any of several carangid fishes having narrow, linear scales embedded in the skin at various angles, esp. Oligoplites saurus, found in tropical American waters. 2. Australian. a pancake or other… …   Universalium

  • leatherjacket — noun a) The larva of some crane flies b) Any of several brightly coloured tropical fishes, of the family Balistidae, including the filefish and the triggerfish; leatherfish …   Wiktionary

  • leatherjacket — noun 1》 Brit. the tough skinned larva of a large crane fly, living in the soil. 2》 a slender fish of American coastal waters, with a greenish back and a bright yellow tail. [Oligoplites saurus.]     ↘a filefish or triggerfish …   English new terms dictionary

  • leatherjacket — noun 1. any of several brightly colored tropical filefishes • Syn: ↑leatherfish • Hypernyms: ↑filefish • Member Holonyms: ↑Monocanthus, ↑genus Monocanthus 2. any of several New World tropical fishes having tiny embedded scales …   Useful english dictionary

  • Leatherjacket fish — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

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