1. (Science: zoology) A very large oceanic fish (xiphias gladius), the only representative of the family Xiphiidae. It is highly valued as a food fish. The bones of the upper jaw are consolidated, and form a long, rigid, swordlike beak; the dorsal fin is high and without distinct spines; the ventral fins are absent. The adult is destitute of teeth. It becomes sixteen feet or more long. The ger pike.
The cutlass fish.
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... animals in a semi-confined space (like elephants in a national park, or Galapagos tortoises), but how would you do it with, say, a monkey, or a swordfish, or a pond turtle? The lifespans you find in lists are largely anecdotal. Kind of like their speeds, which are all based on individual guesses.
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