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English Dictionary: sailfish by the DICT Development Group
4 results for sailfish
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a saltwater fish with lean flesh
  2. large pelagic game fish having an elongated upper jaw and long dorsal fin that resembles a sail
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Liver \Liv"er\, n. [AS. lifer; akin to D. liver, G. leber, OHG.
      lebara, Icel. lifr, Sw. lefver, and perh. to Gr. [?] fat, E.
      live, v.] (Anat.)
      A very large glandular and vascular organ in the visceral
      cavity of all vertebrates.
      Note: Most of the venous blood from the alimentary canal
               passes through it on its way back to the heart; and it
               secretes the bile, produces glycogen, and in other ways
               changes the blood which passes through it. In man it is
               situated immediately beneath the diaphragm and mainly
               on the right side. See {Bile}, {Digestive}, and
               {Glycogen}. The liver of invertebrate animals is
               usually made up of c[91]cal tubes, and differs
               materially, in form and function, from that of
      {Floating liver}. See {Wandering liver}, under {Wandering}.
      {Liver of antimony}, {Liver of sulphur}. (Old Chem.) See
      {Liver brown}, {Liver color}, the color of liver, a dark,
            reddish brown.
      {Liver shark} (Zo[94]l.), a very large shark ({Cetorhinus
            maximus}), inhabiting the northern coasts both of Europe
            and North America. It sometimes becomes forty feet in
            length, being one of the largest sharks known; but it has
            small simple teeth, and is not dangerous. It is captured
            for the sake of its liver, which often yields several
            barrels of oil. It has gill rakers, resembling whalebone,
            by means of which it separates small animals from the sea
            water. Called also {basking shark}, {bone shark},
            {hoemother}, {homer}, and {sailfish}

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Sailfish \Sail"fish\, n. (Zo[94]l.)
            (a) The banner fish, or spikefish ({Histiophorus}.)
            (b) The basking, or liver, shark.
            (c) The quillback.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Quillback \Quill"back`\, n. (Zo[94]l.)
      An American fresh-water fish ({Ictiobus, [or] Carpiodes,
      cyprinus}); -- called also {carp sucker}, {sailfish},
      {spearfish}, and {skimback}.
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