Pronunciation: (gûr'nurd), [key]
—pl. (esp. collectively) -nard, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) -nards.
1. any marine fish of the family Triglidae, having an armored, spiny head and the front part of the pectoral fins modified for crawling on the sea bottom.
2. See flying gurnard.
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