lake trout

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

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Origin of lake trout

First recorded in 1660–70

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How to use lake trout in a sentence

  • There a big lake-trout shoots by like a silver streak of light, or here is a school of hundreds of little fingerlings.

    Stories of California | Ella M. Sexton
  • While examining a fine lake-trout, he remembered that he had read of raw fish being excellent food under the right conditions.

    Kings in Exile | Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts
  • There are enthusiastic anglers, however, whose specialty is trolling for lake trout.

    Woodcraft and Camping | George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)
  • Bass fishing usually comes next, though some writers accord second place to the lake trout, salmon trout or land-locked salmon.

    Woodcraft and Camping | George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)
  • The mascalonge, as a game fish, is scarcely behind the small-mouthed bass, and is certainly more gamy than the lake trout.

    Woodcraft and Camping | George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)

British Dictionary definitions for lake trout

lake trout

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

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