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[jak-fish] /ˈdʒækˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) jackfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) jackfishes.
any of several pikes, especially the northern pike.
the sauger.
Origin of jackfish
First recorded in 1735-45; jack1 + fish Unabridged
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  • These earn a precarious livelihood by fishing for whitefish and jackfish principally in the summer.

  • We hear the note of the ruby-crowned kinglet (regulus calendula) which some one says sounds like "Chappie, chappie, jackfish."

    The New North Agnes Deans Cameron
  • jackfish proved to be a picturesque hamlet of log huts, clustering on a rocky point of land that jutted into the lake.

    Gulf and Glacier Willis Boyd Allen
British Dictionary definitions for jackfish


noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
the pike fish, esp when small
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