sand lance
noun Date: 1776 any of several small elongate marine bony fishes (genus Ammodytes of the family Ammodytidae) that associate in large schools and remain buried in sandy beaches at ebb tide — called also sand eel, sand launce

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  • sand lance — sand′ lance n. ich any slender marine fish of the family Ammodytidae that burrows into the sand • Etymology: 1770–80; appar. lance, from its shape …   From formal English to slang

  • sand lance — Lance fish Lance fish . (Zo[ o]l.) A slender marine fish of the genus {Ammodytes}, especially {Ammodytes tobianus} of the English coast; called also {sand lance}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sand lance — n. any of a family (Ammodytidae) of small, eel like, marine percoid fishes often found burrowing in coastal sands …   English World dictionary

  • Sand lance — Taxobox name = Sand lances image width = 240px image caption = Northern sand lance, Ammodytes dubius regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Perciformes familia = Ammodytidae subdivision ranks = Genera subdivision =… …   Wikipedia

  • sand lance — noun very small silvery eellike schooling fishes that burrow into sandy beaches • Syn: ↑sand launce, ↑sand eel, ↑launce • Hypernyms: ↑spiny finned fish, ↑acanthopterygian • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sand lance — any slender marine fish of the family Ammodytidae that burrows into the sand. Also, sand launce. [1770 80] * * * ▪ fish also called  sand eel        any of about 18 species of marine fishes of the family Ammodytidae (order Perciformes). Sand… …   Universalium

  • USS Sand Lance (SS-381) — USS Sand Lance (SS 381), a Balao class submarine, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the sand lance, a member of the ammodytidae family. Her keel was laid down on 12 March 1943 by the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. She was… …   Wikipedia

  • USS Sand Lance (SSN-660) — USS Sand Lance (SSN 660), a Sturgeon class submarine, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the sand lance, a member of the ammodytidae family. The contract to build her was awarded to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery …   Wikipedia

  • USS Sand Lance (SSN-660) — USS «Sand Lance» (SSN 660) …   Википедия

  • USS Sand Lance — Two submarines of the United States Navy have been named USS Sand Lance for the sand lance, a fish of the ammodytidae family.*The first USS Sand Lance (SS 381), a Balao class submarine, served during World War II, then was loaned to Brazil,… …   Wikipedia

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