barn-door skate


barn-door skate
noun
: a large No. American skate (Raja laevis) growing four feet or more long

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/bahrn"dawr, -dohr"/
an Atlantic skate, Raja laevis, that grows to a length of 4 ft. (1.2 m) or more.

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barn-door skate «BAHRN DR, -DOHR»,
a large, flat fish of Atlantic waters, with a squarish body and long, pointed tail. It is related to the ray.

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