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

  • n. Any of several marine food fishes of the genus Euthynnus, related to and resembling the tuna, especially an economically important striped species (E. pelamis) occurring in all tropical areas.
  • n. Any of various fishes, such as the bluefish, that habitually leap out of the water.
  • n. Nautical A small sailboat having a bottom shaped like a flat V and vertical sides.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several unrelated fish.
  • n. An upstart.
  • n. An elaterid; a click beetle.
  • n. A shallow sailboat with a rectilinear or V-shaped cross section.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An upstart.
  • n. An elater; a snap bug, or snapping beetle.
  • n. A name given to several kinds of a fish, as the common bluefish, the alewife, the bonito, the butterfish, the cutlass fish, the jurel, the leather jacket, the runner, the saurel, the saury, the threadfish, etc.
  • n. A shallow sailboat with a rectilinear or V-shaped cross section.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A shallow, impertinent fellow; an insignificant fop; a puppy.
  • n. Formerly, a youth who rode horses up and down, showing them off with a view to sale.
  • n. The merrythought of a fowl made into a little toy by a twisted thread and a small piece of stick.
  • n. In ichthyology, one of several different fishes which dart through and sometimes skip out of the water.
  • n. In entomology, a click-beetle or snapping-beetle; an elater; any member of the Elateridæ. See cut under click-beetle.
  • n. A form of boat used on the Florida coast, built very flat, with little or no sheer, and with chubby bows.
  • n. Pomolobus chrysochloris, of the family Clupeidæ, a herring found land-locked in the Ohio and Mississippi rivers.

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

  • n. medium-sized tuna-like food fish of warm Atlantic and Pacific waters; less valued than tuna
  • n. oceanic schooling tuna of considerable value in Pacific but less in Atlantic; reaches 75 pounds; very similar to if not the same as oceanic bonito
  • n. able to right itself when on its back by flipping into the air with a clicking sound


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