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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Small (2-4 inches) pugnacious mostly scaleless spiny-backed fishes of northern fresh and littoral waters having elaborate courtship.

Usage examples (37)
  • For, like almost all polygamists, your stickleback is a terrible fighter.
  • On the crest of a cross-grained stickleback, that is caught with a crooked pin;
  • One wife, however, does not suffice to fill the nest with eggs; and the stickleback is a firm believer in the advantages of large families.
  • A stickleback is a kind of lizard. for more
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