lake trout


a large, fork-tailed trout, Salvelinus namaycush, of the lakes of Canada and the northern U.S., valued as a food and game fish.

Origin of lake trout

First recorded in 1660–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lake trout

  • It may be a hideous catfish or a squirming eel, or it may be a lake-trout, the grand prize in the Lake George lottery.

    Fisherman's Luck|Henry van Dyke
  • They tell me they are just like the lake-trout of the Great Lakes.

  • The lake-trout were not rising any more, but now and again the screech of a cock-ptarmigan could be heard among the withies.

    The Great Hunger|Johan Bojer
  • For trolling all day long for lake-trout Jacques had little liking.

    The Ruling Passion|Henry van Dyke

British Dictionary definitions for lake trout

lake trout


a yellow-spotted char of the Great Lakes region of Canada
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