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channel bass

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noun
  1. red drum.

Origin of channel bass

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
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Historical Examples

  • Ned harpooned several large drum-fish, and finally got a channel-bass, after missing several.

    Dick in the Everglades

    A. W. Dimock