[ am-ber-jak ]

noun,plural (especially collectively) am·ber·jack, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) am·ber·jacks.
  1. any of several yellow to coppery fork-tailed fishes of the genus Seriola, as S. dumerili of warm Atlantic waters.

Origin of amberjack

First recorded in 1890–95; amber (color) + jack1 (kind of fish)

Words Nearby amberjack Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use amberjack in a sentence

  • It took me twenty-five minutes to subdue a forty-pound amberjack.

    Tales of Fishes | Zane Grey

British Dictionary definitions for amberjack


/ (ˈæmbəˌdʒæk) /

  1. any of several large carangid fishes of the genus Seriola, esp S. dumerili, with golden markings when young, occurring in tropical and subtropical Atlantic waters

Origin of amberjack

C19: from amber + jack 1

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