Definition of lizardfish
noun (plural same or lizardfishes)
- a fish of lizardlike appearance with a broad bony head, pointed snout, and heavy shiny scales. It lives in warm shallow seas, where it often rests on the bottom propped up on its pelvic fins.
- Family Synodontidae: several genera and species, including the widespread Trachinocephalus myops (also called snakefish)