sheepshead

noun
sheeps·​head | \ ˈshēps-ˌhed How to pronounce sheepshead (audio) \

Definition of sheepshead

1 : a marine bony fish (Archosargus probatocephalus of the family Sparidae) of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the U.S. that has broad front teeth and is used for food
3 : a largely red or rose-colored wrasse (Semicossyphus pulcher) of the California coast

Examples of sheepshead in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web White perch and sheepshead are also quite plentiful. cleveland, "Catfish, walleye limits to be liberalized: Northeast Ohio fishing report for Thursday, July 9," 9 July 2020 Fish a piece of cut shrimp on a small jig around rocky ledges to connect with sheepshead; www.ateamfishing.com. Frank Sargeant, al, "Friday Fishing Report: Don’t overlook catfish during winter months," 13 Dec. 2019 In three-handed sheepshead each player get 10 cards with two in the blinds. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Play sheepshead, make old-fashioneds and four other ways to 'social distance' Wisconsin-style," 19 Mar. 2020 Friend Andrew Moriarity met Wetselaar at UW-Madison at a sheepshead game. Sarah Hauer, jsonline.com, "A bit rough around the edges, Trevor Wetselaar was a sweet guy who opened his heart and home," 13 Mar. 2020 Fish include white perch, yellow perch, sheepshead, walleye and gizzard mud. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, "Fishbrain app reveals the 10 best places to fish in metro Detroit," 21 Jan. 2020 The marsh creeks north and west of Dauphin Island are producing trout and reds and some sheepshead on live shrimp. Frank Sargeant, al, "Friday Fishing Report: What lures are working for anglers?," 10 Jan. 2020 Fish found there by Fishbrain users include largemouth bass, pike, rock bass, bluegill and sheepshead. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, "Fishbrain app reveals the 10 best places to fish in metro Detroit," 21 Jan. 2020 In saltwater the rains will also have a negative effect, muddying the waters of the Mobile Delta where trout, reds and sheepshead typically gather at this time of year. Frank Sargeant, al, "Friday Fishing Report: What will rising water do to bass bite?," 3 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of sheepshead

1643, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Sheepshead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sheepshead. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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