marine fishes with a flattened elongated body and a sucking disk on the head for attaching to large fish or moving objects
Syn: ↑remora, ↑sucking fish
Hypernyms: ↑spiny-finned fish, ↑acanthopterygian
Member Holonyms: ↑Echeneididae, ↑family Echeneididae, ↑family Echeneidae

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  • suckerfish — [suk′ərfish΄] n. pl. suckerfish or suckerfishes (see FISH) REMORA (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • suckerfish — /suk euhr fish /, n., pl. suckerfishes, (esp. collectively) suckerfish. remora. [1835 45, Amer.; SUCKER + FISH] * * * …   Universalium

  • suckerfish — /ˈsʌkəfɪʃ/ (say sukuhfish) noun (plural suckerfish or suckerfishes) → remora (def. 1). Usage: For variation in the plural inflection, see note at fish1 …  

  • suckerfish — noun remora …   Wiktionary

  • suckerfish — n. remora, any species of fish with a suction disk on the top of its head by which it attaches to sharks and other sea creatures …   English contemporary dictionary

  • suckerfish — noun (plural same or suckerfishes) another term for remora …   English new terms dictionary

  • suckerfish — suck•er•fish [[t]ˈsʌk ərˌfɪʃ[/t]] n. pl. fish•es, (esp. collectively) fish. ich remora • Etymology: 1835–45, amer …   From formal English to slang

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