red drum

noun

Definition of red drum

: a large coppery drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) chiefly of the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic coast of North America that has a black spot at the base of the tail and is an important game and food fish

called also channel bass, redfish

Examples of red drum in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kiene said his program predecessor, Reid Nelson, observed little to no movement from red drum in certain locations. Frank Sargeant, al, 6 June 2021 The same applies to saltwater anglers wanting to tag a red drum over 28 inches. Dallas News, 15 Aug. 2020 The same applies to saltwater anglers wanting to tag a red drum over 28 inches. Dallas News, 15 Aug. 2020 The same applies to saltwater anglers wanting to tag a red drum over 28 inches. Dallas News, 15 Aug. 2020 The same applies to saltwater anglers wanting to tag a red drum over 28 inches. Dallas News, 15 Aug. 2020 The same applies to saltwater anglers wanting to tag a red drum over 28 inches. Dallas News, 15 Aug. 2020 The same applies to saltwater anglers wanting to tag a red drum over 28 inches. Dallas News, 15 Aug. 2020 The same applies to saltwater anglers wanting to tag a red drum over 28 inches. Dallas News, 15 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of red drum

1709, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jun 2021

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“Red drum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red%20drum. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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