Know Your Next Word : remora

12. remora :

noun :

1. Any of several fishes of the family Echeneididae that have a dorsal fin modified in the shape of a suction disk that they use to attach to a larger fish, sea-turtles or ships

Also called sharksucker or suckerfish

2. Hindrance, drag

usage :

  • Ryder has been a remora to the Heathers but boils over and, with Slater's crucial aid, kills one kind of accidentally.(Ted Mahar : High School Confidential : The Oregonian (Portland) : Sep 3 - 1999.)

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