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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hairtail  \Hair"tail`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Any  species  of  marine  fishes  of  the  genus  {Trichiurus};  esp., 
  {T.  lepterus}  of  Europe  and  America.  They  are  long  and  like  a 
  band,  with  a  slender,  pointed  tail.  Called  also  {bladefish}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hairtail 
  n  :  long-bodied  marine  fishes  having  a  long  whiplike  scaleless 
  body  and  sharp  teeth;  closely  related  to  snake  mackerel 
  [syn:  {cutlassfish},  {frost  fish}] 




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