noun \ˈkiŋ-ˌfish\

Definition of KINGFISH

:  any of several marine croakers (family Sciaenidae)
a :  any of three fishes (Menticirrhus americanus, M. littoralis, and M. saxatilis) of shallow coastal waters of the Atlantic Ocean
b :  a small silvery food and sport fish (Genyonemus lineatus) of inshore waters especially of California —called also white croaker
:  an undisputed master in an area or group

Examples of KINGFISH

  1. <as a kingfish in the state's political circles, he was accustomed to being courted by presidential hopefuls>

First Known Use of KINGFISH



noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any of various fishes, among them certain species of mackerel and a drum. The king mackerel, or kingfish (Scomberomorus cavalla), is a western Atlantic fish about 67 in. (170 cm) long and weighing 79 lbs (36 kg) or more. The kingfish, or whiting (Menticirrhus saxatilis), of the Atlantic, is notable among drums in that it lacks an air bladder.


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