Meaning of rifle fish in English:

rifle fish

Pronunciation /ˈrʌɪf(ə)l ˌfɪʃ/

noun

Australian
  • Any of several archerfishes (genus Toxotes). Compare "archer", "jaculator".

Origin

Late 19th century. From rifle + fish, with allusion to the fish's method of catching insects by shooting a jet of water at them from its mouth.