Rapier fish
Rapier Ra"pi*er (r[=a]"p[i^]*[~e]r), n. [F. rapi[`e]re, perhaps for raspi[`e]re, and ultimately of German origin, akin to E. rasp, v.] A straight sword, with a narrow and finely pointed blade, used only for thrusting. [1913 Webster]

{Rapier fish} (Zo["o]l.), the swordfish. [Obs.] --Grew. [1913 Webster]


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