spearfish
Quillback Quill"back`, n. (Zo["o]l.) An American fresh-water fish ({Ictiobus cyprinus} syn. {Carpiodes cyprinus}); -- called also {carp sucker}, {sailfish}, {spearfish}, and {skimback}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Spearfish — can mean:*The Marlin also known as the Spearfish In military use:*GEC Marconi Spearfish a modern torpedo *Fairey Spearfish a prototype dive bomber of the immediate post World War II period *HMS Spearfish a British S class submarine lost in World… …   Wikipedia

  • Spearfish — bezeichnet: den Schwergewichtstorpedo Spearfish (Torpedo) den britischen Torpedobomber Fairey Spearfish das britische U Boot HMS Spearfish (N69) das US amerikanische U Boot USS Spearfish sowie zwei Orte im US amerikanischen Bundesstaat South… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Spearfish — Spearfish, SD U.S. city in South Dakota Population (2000): 8606 Housing Units (2000): 3904 Land area (2000): 6.107275 sq. miles (15.817770 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 6.107275 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • spearfish — ☆ spearfish [spir′fish΄ ] n. pl. spearfish or spearfishes (see FISH) any billfish; esp., any of a genus (Tetrapturus, family Istiophoridae) of large, percoid, food and game fishes of the open seas vi. to fish with a spear or spear thrusting… …   English World dictionary

  • Spearfish — Spear fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A large and powerful fish ({Tetrapturus albidus}) related to the swordfish, but having scales and ventral fins. It is found on the American coast and the Mediterranean. (b) The carp sucker. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spearfish — 44° 29′ 23″ N 103° 51′ 09″ W / 44.489722, 103.852500 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • spearfish — /spear fish /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) spearfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) spearfishes, v. n. 1. any of several fishes of the genus Tetrapturus, resembling the sailfish but having the first dorsal fin much less… …   Universalium

  • spearfish — /ˈspɪəfɪʃ/ (say spearfish) noun (plural spearfish or spearfishes) → marlin. Usage: For variation in the plural inflection, see note at fish1 …   Australian English dictionary

  • spearfish — 1. noun A fish that has an elongated, spear like, snout. e.g. the Shortbill Spearfish (Tetrapturus angustirostris). 2. verb The act of trying to catch a fish using a spear or spear gun. To do spearfishing …   Wiktionary

  • Spearfish — Original name in latin Spearfish Name in other language SPF, aspyrfysh, dakwtay jnwby, si pi er fei shen, spiyarafisa State code US Continent/City America/Denver longitude 44.49082 latitude 103.85937 altitude 1110 Population 10494 Date 2011 05 14 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

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