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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various marine fishes of the genus Pristis, related to the rays and skates and having a bladelike snout with teeth along both sides.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fish having the snout in a saw shape.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any one of several species of elasmobranch fishes of the genus Pristis. They have a sharklike form, but are more nearly allied to the rays. The flattened and much elongated snout has a row of stout toothlike structures inserted along each edge, forming a sawlike organ with which it mutilates or kills its prey.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An elasmobranchiate or selachian fish of the family Pristidæ, having the snout prolonged into a flat saw or serra beset on each side with horizontal teeth pointing sidewise.
  • n. Hence also By extension, one of the different selachians of the family Pristiophoridæ, 337 having a similar saw-like appendage, which never reaches such a size as in the Pristidæ, or true saw-fishes. They are confined to the Pacific. See cut under Pristiophorus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. primitive ray with sharp teeth on each edge of a long flattened snout


saw + fish (Wiktionary)



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