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Definition of "dogfish" [dog•fish]

  • Any of various small sharks, chiefly of the family Squalidae, of Atlantic and Pacific coastal waters. Also called grayfish. (noun)
  • See bowfin. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dogfish" in a sentence
  • "These they called dogfish and nurse and we have citations for those uses back about 100 years before this new fancy shark word."
  • "There's a fish in my home town called a dogfish, which as far as I can tell is a purely local name and means different things in different areas."
  • "My dogfish is a salt water shark that has skin that can be used as sandpaper, and bears its young live."