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1) any chordate below the tetrapods. A poikilothermic aquatic chordate breathing by means of gills throughout life (accessory organs may be used) and having limbs, if any, in the form of fins. For convenience, lancelets, lampreys and hagfishes are considered fishes along with sharks, rays, chimaeras and bony fishes. The word fish has been used in popular English for a almost a thousand years (A.D. 1010). Where one species of fish is involved the plural is fish, where several species of fish are involved the plural is fishes. This practice is not always strictly adhered to. Fish is also used in a broad sense of aquatic animals, both vertebrate and invertebrate, particularly those which are fished for, such as whales and molluscs, as well as ordinary fishes (see below). To distinguish the true fishes in this context the term finfish is used
2) a whale; used in the historical whale fisheries
3) slang for microfiche; a cabinet of microfiches is called a fish tank
4) the flesh of fish used as food
5) a gullible person
6) a card game
7) a counter or marker at cards, often fish-shaped
8) pieces cut out of garments to make them fit closely
9) a piece of timber used to strengthen a mast or spar when sprung, often somewhat fish-shaped
10) a machine for hoisting the flukes of the anchor to the bow
11) a prostitute; probably from the resemblance of the word to flesh
12) a corpse, especially one taken from water
13) to splice as rails, with a fish-joint
14) to seek to obtain by artifice, in a sly or indirect way, e.g. fish for compliments
15) to search for loot
16) slang for a torpedo; in full tin fish
17) slang for a new prisoner
18) a dance done to fox trot music in 4/4 time
19) to pull or draw out (as out of a pocket or out of boiling water, or wires in walls)
20) a person deficient in some way (a poor fish, a queer fish)
21) the twelfth sign of the zodiac (about 19 February to 20 March)
22) a surname
23) a type of wide surfboard with a swallow tail
24) abbreviation for fluorescence in situ hybridisation, the use of fluorescent tags to detect hybridisation of probes with metaphase chromosomes and with the less-condensed somatic interphase chromatin
25) First In, Still Here, a facetious extension of FIFO (first in, first out) used in accounting
26) Friends in Service Here, a service agency assisting the low income, elderly or handicapped
27) a bad poker player
28) Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua, once such a mainstay of the economy and life in Atlantic Canada that is was referred to simply as fish. See also 79 below.fish
29) slang for a dollar
30) meat having the qualities of fish, e.g. a beaver tail is fish but an otter tail is flesh or meat
31) applied figuratively to a person whom it is desirable to catch or hook
32) the first incarnation of Vishnu in Hindu mythology
33) to lead an internal halyard or messenger through a mast
34) an attractive male human; a hot guy
35) surreal or random. From the joke "How many surrealists does it take to change a light bulb?" "How many?" "Fish"
36) life mate; from the proverb "there are more fish in the sea"
37) used as an exclamation of anger to replace potentially offensive words; presumably from "By God\'s flesh"
38) freshman
39) novice, beginner
40) newcomer
41) foreigner
42) as a verb, to catch fishes, marine mammals, and invertebrates; the act of fishing
43) <>< - as an e-mail symbol
44) ghoti (pronounced as fish; an indication of the complexity and inconsistency of the English language attributed to George Bernard Shaw - gh as in cough, o as in women and ti as in nation means ghoti can be pronounced as fish (and other words have been cited such as trough, rough, laugh, station, etc., the original has not been tracked down))
45) according to the Fisheries Act in Canada, fish includes fish, shellfish, crustaceans, marine animals and any parts of fish, shellfish, crustaceans or marine animals, and the eggs, sperm, spawn, larvae, spat and juvenile stages of fish, shellfish, crustaceans and marine animals
46) a turtle in the West Indies, so called by dealers in the capture of them in the past
47) a submarine
48) a victim that someone is trying to catch or hook, e.g. in a carnival game. See clean the fish
49) a person (poor fish, queer fish, cold fish, loose fish, etc.)
50) an acronym for Fibonacci shrinking, a software cipher
51) British code name for German teleprinter ciphers in the Second World War. From Fibonacci shrinking. See also tunny and sturgeon
52) stage name for Derek William Dick, a Scottish rock singer, writer and actor
53) to search for something under water by dredging, diving or some other method
54) to draw or pull out of water
55) to curry favour or ingratiate oneself
56) to use as bait in fishing
57) to search for something
58) to cover land with fish remains as a fertiliser
59) to provide good or bad sport for anglers, e.g. the river continues to fish badly
60) to make use of for fishing, such as a small boat or gear, e.g. this rod is easier to fish
61) to take part in a fishing competition, e.g. members of the club will fish a match tomorrow
62) the act of attaching a piece of timber used to strengthen a mast or spar when sprung
63) the act of joining with a fish joint
64) a flat plate of iron or wood set across a joint to strengthen it, as in railway construction; a fish plate, q.v
65) a yellow, oilskin raincoat or slicker. So-named because of a trademark
66) a seaman. See also scaly fish
67) a woman; probably from the resemblance of the word to flesh
68) a heterosexual female in homosexual slang in the twentieth century
69) the Australian train between Sydney and Blue Mountain communities. Apparently several of the first crew had names related to fish
70) female pudenda (slang)
71) the penis (slang)
72) a Roman Catholic, in a derogatory sense since they ate fish every Friday for religious reasons. See also fish-eater
73) an array programming language
74) files transferred over shell protocol is a protocol to transfer files between computers and manage remote files
75) a UNIX command shell, being an acronym for friendly interactive shell
76) an unofficial acronym for urban warfare, meaning fighting in someone\'s house
77) American English slang for an African American
78) to crib or copy someone else\'s work
79) used for salmon and sea trout in Scotland as these are important fish See also 28 above

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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