[ tawrsk ]

noun,plural torsks, (especially collectively) torsk.

Origin of torsk

1700–10; <Norwegian; Old Norse thorskr, akin to thurr dry. See thirst

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How to use torsk in a sentence

  • Waterfowl were in considerable abundance: but torsk and holibut were almost the only kinds of fish that were caught.

  • A name among the Shetlanders for the excellent fish called tusk or torsk, the best of the cod kind (Brosmius vulgaris).

    The Sailor's Word-Book | William Henry Smyth

British Dictionary definitions for torsk


/ (tɔːsk) /

nounplural torsks or torsk
  1. a gadoid food fish, Brosmius brosme, of northern coastal waters, having a single long dorsal fin: Usual US and Canadian name: cusk

Origin of torsk

C17: of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse thorskr codfish, Danish torsk

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