Definition of "triggerfish" [triggerfish]

  • Any of various brightly colored fishes of the family Balistidae of warm coastal waters, having a roundish body and an erectile spine on the anterior dorsal fin that locks upright when the fish is threatened. (noun)

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Use "triggerfish" in a sentence
  • "The documents do indicate that at least currently, the FBI's standard procedure is to seek a court order before using "triggerfish" to track cell phones."
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  • "But documents obtained by civil liberties groups under a Freedom of Information Act request suggest that 'triggerfish' technology can be used to pinpoint cell phones without involving cell phone providers at all."
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