noun, plural (especially collectively) king·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) king·fish·es.
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A correspondent wrote that Johnson’s attack had managed to transform the Kingfish ‘from a clown into a real political menace.
We had Father Coughlin and the Kingfish, Huey Long, railing against Franklin Roosevelt.
For its size, the kingfish is considered the gamest of all salt-water fishes.
My brother pulled in this kingfish, which was small, and we rebaited our hooks and went on again.
It is frequently caught by the Key West fishermen when trolling for kingfish with a bait of bacon-rind.
Mostly they are caught by accident while drags are set for kingfish or barracuda.
But as I fish for sailfish with a free-running reel, of course I am exasperated when a kingfish takes hold.