noun, plural (especially collectively) bat·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) bat·fish·es.
- any of the flat-bodied, marine fishes of the family Ogcocephalidae, as Ogcocephalus vespertilio, common in the southern Atlantic coastal waters of the U.S.
- a stingray, Aetobatis californicus, found off the coast of California.
noun plural -fish or -fishes
- any angler of the family Ogcocephalidae, having a flattened scaleless body and moving on the sea floor by means of fleshy pectoral and pelvic fins