nounpl. (see fish) -·fish·, -·fish·es
- any of a family (Ephippidae) of edible, disk-shaped percoid fishes of the Atlantic and Pacific, having sharp-spined fins
nounpl. spadefish, or spade·fish·es
Any of several marine food and game fishes of the family Ephippidae, especially Chaetodipterus faber of warm western Atlantic coastal waters, having a deep, laterally compressed body with a short snout.
Origin of spadefishFrom its shape