a small , Toxotes jaculatrix, of brackish and fresh waters in southeastern Asia, that preys upon shoreside spiders and insects by spitting drops of water at them and knocking them into the water.
any of several closely related of the family Toxotidae.
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
any freshwater percoid fish of the family Toxotidae of S and SE Asia and Australia, esp Toxotes jaculatrix, that catch insects by spitting water at them
- Archer martin
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a national park in E Utah: natural arch formations. 114 sq. mi. (295 sq. km).