jackfish

[ jak-fish ]
/ ˈdʒækˌfɪʃ /

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.

Origin of jackfish

First recorded in 1735–45; jack1 + fish
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Examples from the Web for jackfish

  • 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.

  • 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

jackfish
/ (ˈdʒækˌfɪʃ) /

noun plural -fish or -fishes

the pike fish, esp when small
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