nounpl. (see fish) -·fish·, -·fish·es
any of a family (Belonidae, order Atheriniformes) of elongated, voracious, marine bony fishes with long jaws and sharp, needlelike teeth
nounpl. needlefish, or nee·dle·fish·es
- Any of various marine fishes of the family Belonidae, having slender bodies and long thin jaws with sharp teeth. Also called garfish .
- Any of various other slender fishes, such as a pipefish or a sand lance.
(plural needlefish or needlefishes)