\ ˈhāk How to pronounce hake (audio) \

Definition of hake

: any of several marine food fishes (as of the genera Merluccius and Urophycis) related to the Atlantic cod

Examples of hake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For centuries, hearty folk have trekked up these slopes from the breakwater after a day of fishing mullet, anchovies, hake, and eel. John Oseid, Forbes, 21 Dec. 2021 On May 13, 2020, a fishing vessel left Seattle in search of hake. Katherine S. Xue, The New Yorker, 21 July 2021 Get the hake and chips and sit on a bench overlooking the water. Sarah Khan, Condé Nast Traveler, 13 July 2021 This is largely because of bird-scaring lines – ropes decked with colorful streamers that fly behind boats and serve as a sort of sailing scarecrow – which are now required on all hake fishing vessels. Lindsey Mcginnis, The Christian Science Monitor, 29 Jan. 2021 Pork or a meaty fish like cod or hake works well, too. Star Tribune, 2 Apr. 2021 Humboldt are often found in and around hake schools and have a very similar sound signature as the fish, Field explains. Katherine Harmon, Scientific American, 8 Apr. 2010 Not only that, the gobies' hearts are undamaged by a lack of oxygen and exposure to poisonous hydrogen sulfide gas—unlike other local fish, such as hake. David Biello, Scientific American, 15 July 2010 For two decades, the European Union has signed fishing deals with Senegal, and France and Spain are allowed to harvest thousands of tons of tuna and hake from Senegalese waters. Shola Lawal, The Christian Science Monitor, 14 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of hake

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hake

Middle English

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“Hake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hake. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of hake

: a large fish that lives in the Atlantic Ocean and is often eaten as food

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