noun. fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring prey.
- spiny-finned fish
- family Lophiidae
- Lophius Americanus
- angler fish
Example sentences of the word anglerfish
Though anglerfish range in size from several inches to several feet in length, there sizes do not inhibit their diets.
2. Noun, singular or mass
They have dangling lures over their mouths that entice prey to come to them, which is is why they also go by the name of anglerfish.