fall·​fish ˈfȯl-ˌfish How to pronounce fallfish (audio)
: a common silvery cyprinid fish (Semotilus corporalis) of the streams of northeastern North America

Examples of fallfish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Whatever the case, those 12- to 16-inch fallfish had no problem smashing a variety of jigs, spinners and mini-crank baits. Jim Gronaw, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 17 Oct. 2021 The common fallfish is actually the largest of the minnows found in the Appalachians and Eastern slope of the Atlantic states that inhabit free flowing streams. Jim Gronaw, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 17 Oct. 2021 But to most, the fallfish is just a mild interruption when out on the streams. Jim Gronaw, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 17 Oct. 2021 The Maryland Department of Natural Resources officially recognized Maxwell as a state record holder for catching a 2.14 pound fallfish in Broad Creek, his local stream. Katie V. Jones, baltimoresun.com, 29 May 2021 Tipping the jigs with waxworms can help tempt steel, but fallfish and sunfish often beat the steelhead to the bait. Jimmy Fee, Outdoor Life, 9 Apr. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1811, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fallfish was circa 1811

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“Fallfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fallfish. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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