sailor's-choice

noun
sail·or's-choice | \ˌsā-lərz-ˈchȯis \

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

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