fall·​fish | \ ˈfȯl-ˌfish How to pronounce fallfish (audio) \

Definition of fallfish

: a common silvery cyprinid fish (Semotilus corporalis) of the streams of northeastern North America

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Recent Examples on the Web Tipping the jigs with waxworms can help tempt steel, but fallfish and sunfish often beat the steelhead to the bait. Jimmy Fee, Outdoor Life, "How to Catch Dropback Steelhead in the Spring," 9 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of fallfish

circa 1811, in the meaning defined above

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“Fallfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fallfish. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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