noun (1)
bloat·​er | \ ˈblō-tər How to pronounce bloater (audio) \

Definition of bloater

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a large fat herring or mackerel lightly salted and briefly smoked


noun (2)

Definition of bloater (Entry 2 of 2)

: a small silvery cisco (Coregonus hoyi) of the Great Lakes having oily flesh

First Known Use of bloater

Noun (1)

1824, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bloater

Noun (1)

obsolete bloat (to cure)

Noun (2)

bloat entry 2

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“Bloater.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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