Definition of icefish in English:

icefish

Translate icefish into Spanish

nounplural noun icefish, plural noun icefishes

  • 1A scaleless Antarctic fish of pallid appearance with spiny gill covers and a snout shaped like a duck's bill.

    Chaenocephalus aceratus, family Chaenichthyidae

    ‘Changes to certain residues in ß-tubulin have been suggested to confer cold stability on the MTs of Antarctic icefishes.’
    • ‘How do Anarctic icefish survive in freezing water?’
  • 2

    another name for capelin

    ‘Below the ocean surface lies an even greater diversity of life, replete with corals, sponges and barnacles, as well as icefish and toothfish.’
    • ‘I lobbed an unweighted icefish with an awkward flip of the heavy boat rod.’
    • ‘He finds Simon standing alone by the rack of aquariums, tending their captives - the Antarctic limpets, and a lone, prize icefish.’
    • ‘Hb is present in all vertebrates investigated so far, with the exception of some icefish species.’

Pronunciation

icefish

/ˈīsˌfiSH/ /ˈaɪsˌfɪʃ/

intransitive verb

(also ice-fish)
[no object]
  • Fish through holes in the ice on a frozen lake or river.

    ‘I'm taking a couple of my scouts up to ice-fish, to finish off their fishing merit badge’
    • ‘ice-fish for perch’

Pronunciation

icefish

/ˈīsˌfiSH/ /ˈaɪsˌfɪʃ/