Definition of ribbonfish in US English:

ribbonfish

noun

  • 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.’

Pronunciation

ribbonfish

/ˈrɪbənˌfɪʃ//ˈribənˌfiSH/