1) the tackle depending from a fish davit used in hauling up the anchor to the gunwale
2) rains of fishes (fishes falling from the sky like rain or in rain, the result of waterspouts and whirlwinds (see account by Gudger (1921)))

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • fishfall — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : the tackle on a fish davit …   Useful english dictionary

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