- any marine fish of the genus Merluccius, closely related to the cods, especially M. bilinearis, found off the New England coast.
- any of several related marine fishes, especially of the genus Urophycis.
Origin of hake
Examples from the Web for hake
Hake also founded and sold one of the first Internet companies (Access Media) and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.The Hero Summit Speakers List
November 14, 2012
The salt-barrels were emptied and crowded out by the cod, hake, and pollock.The Harbor of Doubt
Hake meanwhile stood listening to the rooks in the distance.Lavengro
This story, often told by Hake, appeared at last in print in his memoirs.
In style, in education, in experience, whatever Hake was Borrow was p. 216not.
His friendship with Hake began when Hake was practising as a physician in Norfolk.
- any gadoid food fish of the genus Merluccius, such as M. merluccius (European hake), of the N hemisphere, having an elongated body with a large head and two dorsal fins
- any North American fish of the genus Urophycis, similar and related to Merluccius species
- Australian another name for barracouta
- a wooden frame for drying cheese or fish
Word Origin and History for hake
type of sea fish, c.1300, probably from Old English haca "a hook, door-fastening" (cf. hacod "pike" the fish), or Old Norse haki "hook," from the shape of its jaw, both from Proto-Germanic *hakan- (cf. Dutch hake "hook"), from PIE root *keg- "hook, tooth" (see hook).