steelhead

[ steel-hed ]
/ ˈstilˌhɛd /

noun, plural steel·heads, (especially collectively) steel·head.

a silvery rainbow trout that migrates to the sea before returning to fresh water to spawn.

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Origin of steelhead

First recorded in 1580–90; steel + head
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British Dictionary definitions for steelhead

steelhead
/ (ˈstiːlˌhɛd) /

noun plural -heads or -head

a silvery North Pacific variety of the rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri)
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