striped bass

[ bas ]
/ bæs /

noun

an important American game fish, Morone saxatilis, having blackish stripes along each side.

Origin of striped bass

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20
Also called striper.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for striped bass

  • The striped-bass group, or sub-family (Labracinoe), is composed of some of our best game-fishes.

    Fishing With The Fly|Charles F. Orvis and Others
  • A good rod for sheepshead fishing is the natural bamboo rod, known as the striped-bass chum rod.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others|James Alexander Henshall
  • That the striped-bass is a game-fish of high degree goes without saying.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others|James Alexander Henshall
  • A striped-bass rod and tackle are suitable, as it is a strong and powerful fish, making extraordinary leaps when hooked.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others|James Alexander Henshall