noun, plural tar·pons, (especially collectively) tar·pon.
Origin of tarpon
Examples from the Web for tarpon
Contemporary Examples of 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
We fished together—for bluefish in the Long Island sound and for tarpon at Islamorada.Remembering Critic Robert Hughes: A Torrent of Brilliant Words
August 7, 2012
Historical Examples of tarpon
My empire was not won; my first tarpon was as if he had never been.
They looked like barracuda to me, only they were almost as silvery as a tarpon.
The rolling of the tarpon diminished, and finally ceased as noon advanced.
All at once the tarpon began to show, to splash, to play, to roll.
Obviously, then, this becomes true of tarpon and sailfish and small tuna.
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.