lun·​ker | \ ˈləŋ-kər How to pronounce lunker (audio) \

Definition of lunker

: something large of its kind used especially of a game fish

Examples of lunker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Giving anglers big tugs on their lines are lunker carp, sheepshead and channel catfish. cleveland, 20 May 2021 There is usually a good story behind every Legacy lunker. Dallas News, 10 Apr. 2021 Any angler can register a lunker throughout all of 2021 for prizes and a drawing. Matt Wyatt, San Antonio Express-News, 28 Jan. 2021 The bass was the biggest reported from Eagle Mountain in nearly 18 years and its first Legacy lunker. Dallas News, 10 Apr. 2021 The research turned up lunker bass of 8 and 9 pounds. Flip Putthoff, Arkansas Online, 18 Mar. 2021 The prespawn is arguably the best time to catch your biggest bass yet and dial in on landing a lunker. Ryan Chelius, Field & Stream, 9 Mar. 2021 At Lake Pickwick, lunker smallmouth are still a prime target below the dam, though the area may be unfishable for a time if runoff from the rains requires opening the gates wide. Frank Sargeant, al, 25 Feb. 2021 ShareLunker 586 is the 28th legacy class lunker out of Sam Rayburn since the first two were recorded in February 1993. Matt Wyatt, San Antonio Express-News, 28 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of lunker

1867, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lunker

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27 May 2021

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“Lunker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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