One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Any of a number of long slender fishes which typically have a dorsal fin running the length of the body.
a fish of the cutlassfish family (Trichiuridae)
a fish of the dealfish family (Trachipteridae)
another term for oarfish
- ‘The easy way to catch big fish in nearshore water off Texas is to drift dead baits, such as menhaden, ribbonfish or mullet, skewered onto large circle hooks.’
- ‘Although live bait is preferred, dead ribbonfish, also called silver eels, will make any mackerel lick his lips, but they're rigged dead for a reason.’
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