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Meaning of "sawfish" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SAWFISH

sawfish  [ˈsɔːˌfɪʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SAWFISH

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Sawfish is a noun.
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WHAT DOES SAWFISH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

sawfish

Sawfish

Sawfishes, also known as carpenter sharks, are a family of rays characterized by a long, narrow, flattened rostrum, or nose extension, lined with sharp transverse teeth, arranged so as to resemble a saw. Several species of sawfishes can grow to about 7 m. The family as a whole is largely unknown and little studied. The Pristidae are the only living family within the order Pristiformes, whose name comes from the Ancient Greek: πρίστης prístēs “saw, sawyer”. Sawfishes should not be confused with sawsharks, which have a similar appearance. All species of sawfishes are listed as Endangered or Critically Endangered by the IUCN, and face the threat of extinction as a result of habitat loss and overfishing. Global populations of every species of sawfishes are estimated to have fallen to less than 10% of their historic levels. The smalltooth sawfish, for example, was once widely distributed, but available data indicate the range of this species has been reduced by about 90%, and population numbers have declined dramatically, perhaps by 95% or more.

Definition of sawfish in the English dictionary

The definition of sawfish in the dictionary is any sharklike ray of the family Pristidae of subtropical coastal waters and estuaries, having a serrated bladelike mouth.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SAWFISH


blowfish
ˈbləʊˌfɪʃ
bluefish
ˈbluːˌfɪʃ
boarfish
ˈbɔːˌfɪʃ
catfish
ˈkætˌfɪʃ
crawfish
ˈkrɔːˌfɪʃ
crayfish
ˈkreɪˌfɪʃ
dealfish
ˈdiːlˌfɪʃ
garfish
ˈɡɑːˌfɪʃ
goldfish
ˈɡəʊldˌfɪʃ
guitarfish
ɡɪˈtɑːˌfɪʃ
jellyfish
ˈdʒɛlɪˌfɪʃ
jewfish
ˈdʒuːˌfɪʃ
oarfish
ˈɔːˌfɪʃ
sailfish
ˈseɪlˌfɪʃ
scarfish
ˈskɑːˌfɪʃ
shellfish
ˈʃɛlˌfɪʃ
squawfish
ˈskwɔːˌfɪʃ
starfish
ˈstɑːˌfɪʃ
swordfish
ˈsɔːdˌfɪʃ
whitefish
ˈwaɪtˌfɪʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SAWFISH

sawbill
sawblade
sawbones
sawbuck
sawder
sawdust
sawdusty
sawed
sawed-off
sawed-off shotgun
sawer
sawflies
sawfly
sawhorse
sawlike
sawlog
sawmill
sawn
sawn-off
sawn-off shotgun

WORDS THAT END LIKE SAWFISH

baitfish
big fish
cowfish
drink like a fish
elfish
finfish
fish
flatfish
flowerhorn fish
flying fish
needlefish
oafish
parrotfish
river fish
selfish
stockfish
triggerfish
unselfish
wolfish
zebrafish

Synonyms and antonyms of sawfish in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «sawfish» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SAWFISH

Find out the translation of sawfish to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sawfish from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sawfish» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

锯鳐
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pez sierra
570 millions of speakers

English

sawfish
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

sawfish
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

منشار
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

рыба-пила
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

peixe-serra
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

করাত-মাছ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

scie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sawfish
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sägefisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ノコギリエイ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

톱상어
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sawfish
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cá đao
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

sawfish
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सॅफफिश
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

testere balığı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pesce sega
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sawfish
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

риба - пила
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sawfish
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

sawfish
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

zaagvis
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sågfisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sawfish
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sawfish

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SAWFISH»

The term «sawfish» is regularly used and occupies the 66.026 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SAWFISH» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sawfish

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SAWFISH»

Discover the use of sawfish in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sawfish and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Aquatic Life of the World
Sawfish. < Although the sharklike body and sharp-edged bill of the sawfish make it appear dangerous, this fish is not aggressive and poses very little threat to people. FACT FILE Name Smalltooth sawfish (Prist is pectinata) Status Endangered.
‎2000
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International Wildlife Encyclopedia: Rifleman - sea slug
The sawlike snout that gives the sawfish its common name may represent up to one-third of its total body length. Despite its sharklike shape, the sawfish is more closely related to rays. Saw flies often have a beelike or wasplike coloration, and.
‎2002
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Encyclopedia of the Aquatic World: Starfish
SAWFISH Sawfish are a group of rays named for their extraordinary snout, which is elongated and flattened to form long blades lined with sharp teeth. There may be over 30 triangular or needlelike teeth on each side. The sawfish's snout ...
Marshall Cavendish Corporation, 2004
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Queensland's Threatened Animals
Vulnerable; NT: Vulnerable Description: The Freshwater Sawfish is a large, slender sawfish, which reaches a maximum total length ofat least 600 cm. It has a shark-like body, with broadly triangular pectoral fins, tall and pointed dorsal fins, with ...
Lee K. Curtis, Andrew J. Dennis, Keith R. Macdonald, 2012
5
A Practical Guide to Red Hat Linux 8
Figure 7-25 Sawfish menu One of the keys to working with Sawfish is the Sawfish menu (Figure 7-25); middle click the root window to display it. From this menu you can give a window the keyboard focus by selecting it from the Windows ...
Mark G. Sobell, 2003
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Hellcats: The Epic Story of World War II's Most Daring ...
This time he tapped the USS Sawfish (SS-276), skippered by Lieutenant Commander Eugene T. Sands, to accompany the Wahoo. The Sawfish, like the Wahoo, carried a mixed load of Mk 14s and Mk 18s. Both submarines departed Pearl ...
Peter Sasgen, 2010
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Making Linux Work: Essential Tips and Techniques
Sawfish is available in several formats for download: • As binary RedHat package files • As source code RedHat package files • As source code compressed tar archive files You should select the package best suited to your distribution of ...
Arman Danesh, 2002
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Sharks and People: Exploring Our Relationship with the Most ...
Because sawfish live in murky water, their ecology, especially the exact function of the saw, has only recently begun to be deciphered. Like sharks and rays, sawfish have sensitive electroreceptors, and experiments have shown that the saw is ...
Thomas P. Peschak, 2014
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Field Guide to Australian Sharks and Rays
OJ Q. V) 03 C/5 Dwarf Sawfish Pm/zs Other name: Queensland sawfish Code: 37 025004 1 8-22 pairs of evenly spaced teeth along full length of saw gill openings on undersurface of head first dorsal-fin origin over or slightly behind pelvic-fin ...
‎2002
10
Sharks, Skates, and Rays of the Gulf of Mexico: A Field Guide
CHARACTERS: The smalltooth sawfish has a greater number of teeth in the saw (23 to 34) than does the largetooth sawfish, and its caudal fin has no lower lobe. its color on the upper surface is dark gray to blackish brown, and this fades to ...
Parsons, Glen R.

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SAWFISH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sawfish is used in the context of the following news items.
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Sailors catch on camera the moment giant 14ft creature surfaces …
Estimated to be more than 14 feet in length the huge the sawfish twists and turns ... forced the US government to add the sawfish to the endangered list in 2003. «Mirror.co.uk, Jun 15»
2
'Virgin births' won't save endangered sawfish
Sawfish numbers are dwindling worldwide. A new study finds a few of the fish in Florida have reproduced without males. But this won't stave off the population's ... «Science News, Jun 15»
3
Scientists Shocked as Sawfish started Asexual Reproduction on the …
Scientists-Shocked-As-Sawfish It is a fact that sawfish are on the verge of extinction. A new study reported that in an estuary of Florida, some female sawfish ... «Global Viral News, Jun 15»
4
Sawfish habitat cutting into Cape economy
The federal permitting faucet for docks has slowed to a trickle as scientists continue to study the habitat and life of the smalltooth sawfish in coastal Southwest ... «The News-Press, Jun 15»
5
No Sex, Please, We're Sawfish: Virgin Birth Documented in the Wild
To the surprise of scientists, giant endangered fish with sawlike snouts in Florida are experiencing virgin births, reproducing without sex. This is the first solid ... «NBCNews.com, Jun 15»
6
Scientists document Florida 'virgin births' of endangered sawfish
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have documented in Florida a series of "virgin births," reproduction without mating, in a critically endangered sawfish ... «Yahoo News, Jun 15»
7
Key to survival for endangered smalltooth sawfish
The smalltooth sawfish, which looks like a shark with a chainsaw on its nose and can grow up to 25ft in length, was once common in the oceans around the ... «Phys.Org, Apr 15»
8
Michigan men hook rare sawfish off Islamorada
Michigan men hook rare sawfish off Islamorada ... Two brothers from Michigan are fishing off Islamorada when they catch not one, not two but three rare sawfish. «Local 10, Feb 15»
9
Qld fisher reels in large, rare sawfish
Angler Gary Cooper is counting his blessings after almost being snapped up by a crocodile as he hauled in a rare sawfish. The 30-year-old felt a tug on his line ... «9news.com.au, Feb 15»
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Signs of hope for endangered sawfish
Approaching Port Everglades in a helicopter, Ryan Goldman peered down at the water and saw a ray swimming at unusually high speed. «Phys.Org, Dec 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Sawfish [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sawfish>. Dec 2019 ».
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