sailor's-choice

noun
sail·​or's-choice | \ ˌsā-lərz-ˈchȯis How to pronounce sailor's-choice (audio) \

Definition of sailor's-choice

: any of several small grunts of the Western Atlantic: such as
a : pinfish
b : pigfish

First Known Use of sailor's-choice

1850, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About sailor's-choice

Time Traveler for sailor's-choice

Time Traveler

The first known use of sailor's-choice was in 1850

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near sailor's-choice

sailor

sailor's-choice

sailor's-knot

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for sailor's-choice

Cite this Entry

“Sailor's-choice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sailor%27s-choice. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

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