sea fox
Foxfish Fox"fish`, n. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The fox shark; -- called also {sea fox}. See {Thrasher shark}, under {Shark}. (b) The european dragonet. See {Dragonet}. [1913 Webster]

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  • sea fox — Fox Fox (f[o^]ks), n.; pl. {Foxes}. [AS. fox; akin to D. vos, G. fuchs, OHG. fuhs, foha, Goth. fa[ u]h[=o], Icel. f[=o]a fox, fox fraud; of unknown origin, cf. Skr. puccha tail. Cf. {Vixen}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A carnivorous animal of the genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sea fox — (Zo[ o]l.) The thrasher shark. See {Thrasher}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea fox — Thrasher Thrash er, Thresher Thresh er, n. 1. One who, or that which, thrashes grain; a thrashing machine. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A large and voracious shark ({Alopias vulpes}), remarkable for the great length of the upper lobe of its tail …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea fox — noun 1. : thresher shark 2. : a lanky long muzzled long eared more or less rufous jackal (Canis variegatus) of the northeastern African seacoast * * * thresher (def. 2). [1585 95] * * * sea fox noun Another name for the thresher, or foxshark • •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea-fox — n. Thresher, sea ape, fox shark (Alopias vulpes) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • sea fox — thresher (def. 2). [1585 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • sea fox — /ˈsi fɒks/ (say see foks) noun → thresher (def. 3) …   Australian English dictionary

  • sea-fox — …   Useful english dictionary

  • USS Sea Fox (SS-402) — USS Sea Fox (SS 402), a Balao class submarine, was a ship of the United States Navy named for the sea fox, a large shark, also called the thresher shark, which frequents the coast of Europe and the Americas. Sea Fox was laid down on 2 November… …   Wikipedia

  • Fox — (f[o^]ks), n.; pl. {Foxes}. [AS. fox; akin to D. vos, G. fuchs, OHG. fuhs, foha, Goth. fa[ u]h[=o], Icel. f[=o]a fox, fox fraud; of unknown origin, cf. Skr. puccha tail. Cf. {Vixen}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A carnivorous animal of the genus {Vulpes},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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