Definition of icefish in English:



  • 1

    another name for capelin
    • ‘He finds Simon standing alone by the rack of aquariums, tending their captives - the Antarctic limpets, and a lone, prize icefish.’
    • ‘I lobbed an unweighted icefish with an awkward flip of the heavy boat rod.’
    • ‘Below the ocean surface lies an even greater diversity of life, replete with corals, sponges and barnacles, as well as icefish and toothfish.’
    • ‘Hb is present in all vertebrates investigated so far, with the exception of some icefish species.’
  • 2A scaleless Antarctic fish of pallid appearance with spiny gill covers and a snout shaped like a duck's bill.

    • ‘Changes to certain residues in ß-tubulin have been suggested to confer cold stability on the MTs of Antarctic icefishes.’
    • ‘How do Anarctic icefish survive in freezing water?’


[NO OBJECT]usually as noun ice-fishing
  • Fish through holes in the ice on a lake or river.

    ‘ice-fish for perch’