noun, plural (especially collectively) nee·dle·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) nee·dle·fish·es.
- any fish of the family Belonidae, of warm seas and coastal fresh waters, having a sharp beak and needlelike teeth.
- a pipefish.
noun plural -fish or -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