hackleback

noun
plural -s

Definition of hackleback

1 or less commonly hackleback sturgeon [so called from the projecting scales on its back] : shovelnose sturgeon
2 : an untrimmed barrel stave

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“Hackleback.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hackleback. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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