gaff-topsail catfish: Meaning and Definition of

gaff-top'sail cat"fish

Pronunciation: (gaf"top'sāl", -sul), [key]
  1. a sea catfish, Bagre marinus, occurring in the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico from Cape Cod to Panama, and having the spine of the dorsal fin greatly prolonged and flattened.
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