thornback
noun Date: 14th century any of various ray fishes having spines on the back

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Thornback — may refer to:* the Thornback ray or Thornback skate, a species of fish * the Banjo shark or Thornback, another species of fish * USS Thornback (SS 418), a submarine * the Phaerimm, a fictional species of creatures in the Forgotten Realms setting …   Wikipedia

  • Thornback — Thorn back , n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A European skate ({Raia clavata}) having thornlike spines on its back. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) The large European spider crab or king crab ({Maia squinado}). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thornback — [thôrn′bak΄] n. 1. any of several European rays with many tubercles on the back and a double row of spines on the tail 2. a large European spider crab (Maja squinado) with a spiny back 3. a guitarfish (Platyrhinoidis triseriata) with spines on… …   English World dictionary

  • thornback — /thawrn bak /, n. 1. a skate, Raja clavata, of European waters, having short spines on the back and tail. 2. a California ray, Platyrhinoidis triseriatus, belonging to the guitarfish group. [1250 1300; ME; see THORN, BACK1] * * * …   Universalium

  • thornback — sb. == a fish. HD. 759 …   Oldest English Words

  • thornback — thorn•back [[t]ˈθɔrnˌbæk[/t]] n. 1) ich a skate, Raja clavata, of European waters, having short spines on the back and tail 2) ich a California ray, Platyrhinoidis triseriatus, belonging to the guitarfish group • Etymology: 1250–1300 …   From formal English to slang

  • thornback — n. a ray, Raja clavata, with spines on the back and tail …   Useful english dictionary

  • Thornback skate — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Chondrichthyes …   Wikipedia

  • Thornback ray — Taxobox name = Thornback ray status = LR/nt | status system = IUCN2.3 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Chondrichthyes ordo = Rajiformes familia = Rajidae genus = Raja species = R. clavata binomial = Raja clavata binomial authority =… …   Wikipedia

  • thornback sculpins — dyglianugarės plernės statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas gentis atitikmenys: lot. Paricelinus angl. thornback sculpins rus. колючеспинные ицелы ryšiai: platesnis terminas – plerninės siauresnis terminas – dyglianugarė plernė …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

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