Definition of Hairtail

1. Noun. Long-bodied marine fishes having a long whiplike scaleless body and sharp teeth; closely related to snake mackerel.

Exact synonyms: Cutlassfish, Frost Fish
Generic synonyms: Percoid, Percoid Fish, Percoidean
Group relationships: Family Trichiuridae, Trichiuridae



Definition of Hairtail

1. n. Any species of marine fishes of the genus Trichiurus; esp., T. lepturus of Europe and America. They are long and like a band, with a slender, pointed tail. Called also bladefish.

Definition of Hairtail

1. Noun. Any of a number of species of marine fishes of the family ''Trichiuridae''. They are long and like a band, with a slender, pointed tail. They are also called bladefish. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Hairtail

1. Any species of marine fishes of the genus Trichiurus; especially, T. Lepterus of Europe and America. They are long and like a band, with a slender, pointed tail. Synonym: bladefish. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Hairtail

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"... whence it is also called sth-ery hairtail. The species inhabit tropical and subtropical seas; that above named is most common in the Atlantic. the ult. ..."

2. Fishes of Australia: A Popular and Systematic Guide to the Study of the by David George Stead (1906)
"The Australian hairtail is not often seen by the majority of, even, ... The Scabbard-Fish is very similar in the shape of the body to the hairtail, ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1904)
"The mackerels are certainly elongated, but so is an eel and so also is a hairtail; it is evident, therefore, that the unqualified adjective is altogether ..."

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