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Definition of "swordfish" [sword•fish]

  • A large marine food and game fish (Xiphias gladius) having a long swordlike extension of the upper jaw that is used chiefly as a means of defense and attack. (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 "swordfish" in a sentence
  • "But the swordfish is the only one found in the seas, Making his home off the Florida Keys."
  • "I would love to learn to big game fishTo catch a swordfish is my wishThe knowledge I findI would pass to the little boy of mineSo that we both be memory rich"
  • "Seems chasing the swordfish is the right thing to do."