noun, plural tar·pons, (especially collectively) tar·pon.
- tarpeian rock,
- tarpon springs,
Origin of tarpon
Examples from the Web for tarpon
They are the Tarpon, the Falcon, the Sea Fox, and the Octopus.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We fished together—for bluefish in the Long Island sound and for tarpon at Islamorada.Remembering Critic Robert Hughes: A Torrent of Brilliant Words|James Fox|August 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He tells them you're going to have them all put in jail when you get back to Tarpon.The Boy Chums in the Gulf of Mexico|Wilmer M. Ely
Among our luggage was a gigantic coffin-like case, in which reposed the body of my first tarpon.
Then I would return to the tarpon and have another battle royal; and so it went on.Ranching, Sport and Travel|Thomas Carson
One American tarpon fisher, Mr. Griswold, a true sportsman too, followed this method and naturally defended it.Sport in Vancouver and Newfoundland|John Rogers
Huge fishes like the tarpon, jewfish or tuna are sooner brought to gaff by "pumping," as it is called.Favorite Fish and Fishing|James Alexander Henshall
noun plural -pons or -pon
Word Origin for tarpon
large fish (Megalops atlanticus) of the herring family, 1680s, probably from a Native American word. Also called jew-fish.