any of several slender, large-mouthed, pelagic fishes of the family Paralepididae.
Military. a heavy barrier of artillery fire to protect one’s own advancing or retreating troops or to stop the advance of enemy troops. an overwhelming quantity or explosion, as of words, blows, or criticisms: a barrage of questions. Civil Engineering. an artificial obstruction in a watercourse to increase the depth of the water, facilitate irrigation, […]
a lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri, of the rivers of Australia. Historical Examples It is closely related to the barramunda of the Queensland rivers belonging to the order Dipnoi. The Principles of Stratigraphical Geology J. E. Marr In the barramunda (Neoceratodus) there are both external and internal nares, the former being situated just within the upper lip. […]
barramunda. Historical Examples In a mangrove creek a shoal of barramundi had been bombed with dynamite. Tropic Days E. J. Banfield The barramundi does not leave the water, nor can it live long in the air. Zoology: The Science of Animal Life Ernest Ingersoll noun (pl) -dis, -dies, -di any of several large edible Australian […]
a steep-walled ravine or gorge. a gully with steep sides; arroyo. Historical Examples They approached across the high plains, making straight for the entrance to this barranca. The Wolf Cub Patrick Casey The next question that arose was, how I was to get across the barranca. The War Trail Mayne Reid All at once a […]