[need-l-fish] /ˈnid lˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) needlefish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) needlefishes.
any of the family Belonidae, of warm seas and coastal fresh waters, having a sharp beak and needlelike teeth.
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
any ferocious teleost fish of the family Belonidae of warm and tropical regions, having an elongated body and long toothed jaws
another name for pipefish
- Needle fly
noun 1. a small stonefly of the genus Leuctra, whose rolled-up wings at rest give it a slender pointed appearance
/ˈniːdəlfʊl/ noun 1. a length of thread cut for use in a needle
- Needle in a haystack
An item that is very hard or impossible to locate, as in Looking for that screw in Dean’s workshop amounts to looking for a needle in a haystack. Originating in the early 1500s, with meadow instead of haystack, this metaphor exists in many other languages as well.
needle-holder n. An instrument for grasping a needle used in suturing. Also called needle forceps.