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flying fish Explained

flying fish at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] a type of sea fish that can jump out of the water and move along in the air for a short way//

flying fish at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Any of about 40 species of oceanic fishes (family Exocoetidae) found worldwide in warm waters and noted for their ability to "fly." All species are less than 18 in. (45 cm) long and have winglike, rigid fins and an unevenly forked tail. Two-winged species have only the pectoral fins enlarged; four-winged species have both the pectoral and the pelvic fins enlarged. Rather than flying, they actually glide. They can make several consecutive glides; the strongest fliers can travel as much as 600 ft (180 m) in a single glide, and compound glides may cover 1,300 ft (400 m). Flight is primarily a means for escaping predators.

flying fish at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

a tropical sea fish that can rise and move forwards above the surface of the water, using its FINS (= flat parts that stick out from its body) as wings

Flying fish at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

{Flying army} (Mil.) a body of cavalry and infantry, kept in
motion, to cover its own garrisons and to keep the enemy
in continual alarm. --Farrow.

{Flying artillery} (Mil.), artillery trained to rapid
evolutions, -- the men being either mounted or trained to
spring upon the guns and caissons when they change

{Flying bridge}, {Flying camp}. See under {Bridge}, and

{Flying buttress} (Arch.), a contrivance for taking up the
thrust of a roof or vault which can not be supported by
ordinary buttresses. It consists of a straight bar of
masonry, usually sloping, carried on an arch, and a solid
pier or buttress sufficient to receive the thrust. The
word is generally applied only to the straight bar with
supporting arch.

{Flying colors}, flags unfurled and waving in the air; hence:

{To come off with flying colors}, to be victorious; to
succeed thoroughly in an undertaking.

{Flying doe} (Zo["o]l.), a young female kangaroo.

{Flying dragon}.
(a) (Zo["o]l.) See {Dragon}, 6.
(b) A meteor. See under {Dragon}.

{Flying Dutchman}.
(a) A fabled Dutch mariner condemned for his crimes to sail
the seas till the day of judgment.
(b) A spectral ship.

{Flying fish}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Flying fish}, in the

{Flying fox} (Zo["o]l.), the colugo.

{Flying frog} (Zo["o]l.), an East Indian tree frog of the
genus {Rhacophorus}, having very large and broadly webbed
feet, which serve as parachutes, and enable it to make
very long leaps.

{Flying gurnard} (Zo["o]l.), a species of gurnard of the
genus {Cephalacanthus} or {Dactylopterus}, with very large
pectoral fins, said to be able to fly like the flying
fish, but not for so great a distance.

Note: Three species are known; that of the Atlantic is
{Cephalacanthus volitans}.

{Flying jib} (Naut.), a sail extended outside of the standing
jib, on the flying-jib boom.

{Flying-jib boom} (Naut.), an extension of the jib boom.

{Flying kites} (Naut.), light sails carried only in fine

{Flying lemur}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Colugo}.

{Flying level} (Civil Engin.), a reconnoissance level over
the course of a projected road, canal, etc.

{Flying lizard}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Dragon}, n. 6.

{Flying machine}, an apparatus for navigating the air; a form
of balloon. -- {Flying mouse} (Zo["o]l.), the opossum
mouse ({Acrobates pygm[ae]us}), of Australia.

Note: It has lateral folds of skin, like the flying
squirrels. -- {Flying party} (Mil.), a body of soldiers
detailed to hover about an enemy. -- {Flying phalanger}
(Zo["o]l.), one of several species of small marsuupials of
the genera {Petaurus} and {Belideus}, of Australia and New
Guinea, having lateral folds like those of the flying
squirrels. The sugar squirrel ({B. sciureus}), and the
ariel ({B. ariel}), are the best known; -- called also
{squirrel petaurus} and {flying squirrel}. See {Sugar
squirrel}. -- {Flying pinion}, the fly of a clock. --
{Flying sap} (Mil.), the rapid construction of trenches (when
the enemy's fire of case shot precludes the method of
simple trenching), by means of gabions placed in
juxtaposition and filled with earth. -- {Flying shot}, a
shot fired at a moving object, as a bird on the wing. --
{Flying spider}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Ballooning spider}. --
{Flying squid} (Zo["o]l.), an oceanic squid ({Ommastrephes,
or Sthenoteuthis, Bartramii}), abundant in the Gulf
Stream, which is able to leap out of the water with such
force that it often falls on the deck of a vessel. --
{Flying squirrel} (Zo["o]l.) See {Flying squirrel}, in the
Vocabulary. -- {Flying start}, a start in a sailing race
in which the signal is given while the vessels are under
way. -- {Flying torch} (Mil.), a torch attached to a long
staff and used for signaling at night.

Flying fish \Fly"ing fish`\ (Zo["o]l.)
A fish which is able to leap from the water, and fly a
considerable distance by means of its large and long pectoral
fins. These fishes belong to several species of the genus
{Exoc[oe]tus}, and are found in the warmer parts of all the

flying fish at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

flying fish
n : tropical marine fishes having enlarged winglike fins used
for brief gliding flight

flying fish at English (WD) Of Explained:

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Inter: en-noun » head=flying fish|pl=flying fish
  • A tropical marine fish of the family Exocoetidae, having enlarged winglike pectoral fins enabling it to escape predators by taking short gliding flights through the air.


    Inter: trans-top » tropical marine fish
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|peix volador|m
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|飛魚|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|飞鱼|tr=fēiyú|sc=Hani
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|vliegende vis|m
    • Finnish: liitokala, Inter: t+ » fi|lentokala
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|poisson volant, Inter: t+ » fr|exocet

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t- » de|fliegender Fisch|m
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|トビウオ|tr=tobiuo|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|飛び魚|tr=とびうお, tobiuo|sc=Jpan
  • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|łóóʼ naatʼaʼí
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|летучая рыба|f|tr=letúčaja rýba|sc=Cyrl
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|pez volador|m
  • Volapük: Inter: qualifier » ♂♀ Inter: t+ » vo|flitafit, Inter: qualifier » ♂ Inter: t- » vo|flitahifit, Inter: qualifier » ♀ Inter: t- » vo|flitajifit, Inter: qualifier » ♂♀ offspring, young Inter: t- » vo|flitafitül

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    * fly fishing, fly-fishing, flyfishing
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    Translation: et » flying fish
    Translation: fr » flying fish
    Translation: gl » flying fish
    Translation: ko » flying fish
    Translation: ta » flying fish