quillback

play
noun quill·back \ ˈkwil-ˌbak \

Definition of quillback

plural quillback or quillbacks
:any of several suckers; especially :a small fish (Carpiodes cyprinus) of central and eastern North America with a much elongated first ray of the dorsal fin

Illustration of quillback

First Known Use of quillback

1882


Learn More about quillback


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up quillback? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a strongly worded attack

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!