Sawfish Saw"fish`, n. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of elasmobranch fishes of the genus {Pristis}. They have a sharklike form, but are more nearly allied to the rays. The flattened and much elongated snout has a row of stout toothlike structures inserted along each edge, forming a sawlike organ with which it mutilates or kills its prey. [1913 Webster]

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