Definition of kingfish
1 : any of several marine croakers (family Sciaenidae)a : any of three fishes (Menticirrhus americanus, M. littoralis, and M. saxatilis) of shallow coastal waters of the Atlantic Oceanb : a small silvery food and sport fish (Genyonemus lineatus) of inshore waters especially of California —called also white croaker
2 : king mackerel
3 : an undisputed master in an area or group
Examples of kingfish in a Sentence
as a kingfish in the state's political circles, he was accustomed to being courted by presidential hopefuls
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Martin McKinney had the top kingfish at 32.5, Mark Baniewicz had the heaviest wahoo at 29.6 and Mark Bonutti was the top junior angler with a 10.7 king.
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