halfbeak

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English[edit]

Halfbeak
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Etymology[edit]

half +‎ beak

Noun[edit]

halfbeak (plural halfbeaks)

  1. (zoology) Any slender, marine fish of the family Hemiramphidae, having the upper jaw much shorter than the lower, the balahoo.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for halfbeak in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)