Meaning of sailfish

sail•fish

Pronunciation: (sāl'fish"), [key]
— pl. -fish, -fish•es.
  1. a large tropical and subtropical marine fish, Istiophorus platypterus, of the family Istiophoridae, distinguished by a long, high dorsal fin, long pelvic fins, and a double keel on each side of the tail.
  2. any of several related fishes having a high dorsal fin.
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