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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 stick·le·back /ˈstɪkəlˌbæk/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stic·kle·back n.  Zool. Any one of numerous species of small fishes of the genus Gasterosteus and allied genera. The back is armed with two or more sharp spines. They inhabit both salt and brackish water, and construct curious nests. Called also sticklebag, sharpling, and prickleback.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : small (2-4 inches) pugnacious mostly scaleless spiny-backed
          fishes of northern fresh and littoral waters having
          elaborate courtship; subjects of much research [syn: prickleback]