: a sky covered with rows of altocumulus or cirrocumulus clouds resembling the patterns on a mackerel's back
Examples of mackerel sky in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThis is certainly true of another of his award-winning shots, which shows a racehorse silhouetted against a stunning mackerel sky.
Ben Church, CNN, 5 Dec. 2019
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