Definition of Sawfish

1. Noun. Primitive ray with sharp teeth on each edge of a long flattened snout.

Generic synonyms: Ray
Group relationships: Family Pristidae, Pristidae
Specialized synonyms: Pristis Pectinatus, Smalltooth Sawfish



Definition of Sawfish

1. n. Any one of several species of elasmobranch fishes of the genus Pristis. They have a sharklike form, but are more nearly allied to the rays. The flattened and much elongated snout has a row of stout toothlike structures inserted along each edge, forming a sawlike organ with which it mutilates or kills its prey.

Definition of Sawfish

1. Noun. A fish having the snout in a saw shape. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sawfish

1. a marine fish [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Sawfish

1. Any one of several species of elasmobranch fishes of the genus Pristis. They have a sharklike form, but are more nearly allied to the rays. The flattened and much elongated snout has a row of stout toothlike structures inserted along each edge, forming a sawlike organ with which it mutilates or kills its prey. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Sawfish

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1. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1892)
"With its валу, which is sometimes six feet in length, the sawfish slashes or rips up its ... The tora-off pieces of the victim are swallowed by the sawfish, ..."

2. Florida Enchantments by Anthony Weston Dimock, Julian Anthony Dimock (1908)
"CHAPTER X PHOTOGRAPHING A sawfish MAKE him jump, I want more action," said the Camera-man, with his eyes buried in the hood of his instrument. ..."

3. Narrative of an Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries: And of the by David Livingstone, Charles Livingstone (1866)
"The sawfish. THE Zambesi being unusually low, we remained at Tette till it rose a little, and then left on the 3d of December for the ..."

4. The Log of a Sea Angler: Sport and Adventures in Many Seas with Spear and Rod by Charles Frederick Holder (1906)
"... IV ON THE TRAIL OF THE sawfish Dangerous Game. The Flying Saw. A Hard Fight. A Disappearing Spider. Casting the Net for Mullets. Tattooed by a Physalia. ..."

5. The Log of a Sea Angler: Sport and Adventures in Many Seas with Spear and Rod by Charles Frederick Holder (1906)
"... IV ON THE TRAIL OF THE sawfish Dangerous Game. The Flying Saw. A Hard Fight. A Disappearing Spider. Casting the Net for Mullets. Tattooed by a Physalia. ..."

6. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1892)
"With its валу, which is sometimes six feet in length, the sawfish slashes or rips up its ... The tora-off pieces of the victim are swallowed by the sawfish, ..."

7. Florida Enchantments by Anthony Weston Dimock, Julian Anthony Dimock (1908)
"CHAPTER X PHOTOGRAPHING A sawfish MAKE him jump, I want more action," said the Camera-man, with his eyes buried in the hood of his instrument. ..."

8. Narrative of an Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries: And of the by David Livingstone, Charles Livingstone (1866)
"The sawfish. THE Zambesi being unusually low, we remained at Tette till it rose a little, and then left on the 3d of December for the ..."

9. The Log of a Sea Angler: Sport and Adventures in Many Seas with Spear and Rod by Charles Frederick Holder (1906)
"... IV ON THE TRAIL OF THE sawfish Dangerous Game. The Flying Saw. A Hard Fight. A Disappearing Spider. Casting the Net for Mullets. Tattooed by a Physalia. ..."

10. The Log of a Sea Angler: Sport and Adventures in Many Seas with Spear and Rod by Charles Frederick Holder (1906)
"... IV ON THE TRAIL OF THE sawfish Dangerous Game. The Flying Saw. A Hard Fight. A Disappearing Spider. Casting the Net for Mullets. Tattooed by a Physalia. ..."

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