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fish flake

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noun
  1. a platform for drying fish.
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Origin of fish flake

An Americanism dating back to 1760–70
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Examples from the Web for fish flake

Historical Examples

  • Time passed on, and Chloe went her rounds, from house-service to the field, and from field-service to the fish-flake.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866

    Various

  • Then the bridegroom was ordered to go to ploughing, and the bride was sent to the fish-flake.


British Dictionary definitions for fish flake

fish flake

noun
  1. Canadian a platform on which fish are dried
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