surf smelt


a smelt, Hypomesus pretiosus, inhabiting shallow waters from southern California to Alaska, and spawning in the surf.

Nearby words

  1. surf duck,
  2. surf fish,
  3. surf mat,
  4. surf music,
  5. surf scoter,
  6. surf zone,
  7. surf-'n'-turf,
  8. surface,
  9. surface acoustic wave,
  10. surface analgesia

Origin of surf smelt

First recorded in 1880–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019