[ jak-fish ]
/ ˈdʒækˌfɪʃ /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) jack·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) jack·fish·es.
any of several pikes, especially the northern pike.
the sauger.
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Origin of jackfish

First recorded in 1735–45; jack1 + fish
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How to use jackfish in a sentence

  • 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
  • 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
  • These earn a precarious livelihood by fishing for whitefish and jackfish principally in the summer.

British Dictionary definitions for jackfish

/ (ˈdʒækˌfɪʃ) /

noun plural -fish or -fishes
the pike fish, esp when small
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