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A long, slender silvery fish with a dorsal fin running the length of the body, living in the NE Atlantic.
- ‘Dealfish live in the Western Indian Ocean around South Africa and in the Eastern Indian Ocean from southern Australia to New Zealand.’
- ‘The dealfish are deepwater fish that usually reside out of reach of the average fisherman and are therefore rarely encountered.’
- ‘It was handed over to the marine aquarium at Macduff where staff reckoned it was either an oarfish or a dealfish.’
Mid 19th century: from deal in the sense ‘board’ (with reference to its shape) + fish.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.