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 The record for a flathead, or shovelhead, catfish was a 76.5-pound lunker weighed at Clendening Reservoir in 1979. D'arcy Egan, cleveland, 7 July 2022 The latter bait is also noted for producing an occasional lunker seatrout. Frank Sargeant, al, 1 Dec. 2021 That came to mind when Faruq K. Abdul-Kahliq of the Cleveland Metroparks Youth Outdoors Program landed a hefty sheepshead, or freshwater drum, the other day and provided a photo of the lunker. cleveland, 2 Sep. 2021 As in all King Kat events, the lunker cats were released after weigh-in. Frank Sargeant, al, 21 Apr. 2021 Through the years, a five-pound fish became my definition of a lunker. Mike Masterson, Arkansas Online, 1 June 2021 Crow bagged 22 pounds, 11 ounces in five fish on day one at Pickwick, including a 7-2 lunker. Frank Sargeant, al, 2 May 2021 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 See More

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First Known Use of lunker

1867, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lunker

origin unknown

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Last Updated

14 Jul 2022

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“Lunker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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