sau·​ger | \ ˈsȯ-gər How to pronounce sauger (audio) \

Definition of sauger

: a pike perch (Stizostedion canadense) of Canada and the U.S. similar to the walleye but smaller

Examples of sauger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Anglers are finding walleyes and sauger and are also finding panfish in the shallows. Star Tribune, "Minnesota fishing report," 13 Aug. 2020 Native fish included sauger, shovelnose sturgeon, and channel catfish. Christine Peterson, Outdoor Life, "What’s Gained and Lost by Privatizing River Access?," 13 Apr. 2020 The minimum size limits for walleyes (15 inches) and saugers (no minimum) are unchanged. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Lots of new Wisconsin fishing regulations take effect April 1. Here's what you need to know.," 28 Mar. 2020 But variety doesn’t necessarily have to mean targeting perch instead of crappies, or sauger instead of walleyes. Dr. Jason Halfen, Outdoor Life, "5 Fish You Might Not Have Caught Through The Ice But Should," 2 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of sauger

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sauger

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28 Aug 2020

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“Sauger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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