silver hake


: a common hake (Merluccius bilinearis) of the northern Atlantic coast of the U.S. that is an important food fish

Examples of silver hake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s been said that Gibbs designed the Pencil Popper to mimic a whiting (silver hake) tail-walking across the surface trying to escape marauding stripers. Jimmy Fee, Field & Stream, 13 Sep. 2023 Anglers fishing out of ports in northern New Jersey and New York during the winter once enjoyed an abundance of silver hake, which everyone referred to as whiting, in the waters just outside New York Harbor. Capt. John McMurray, Field & Stream, 10 Feb. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of silver hake was in 1873

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“Silver hake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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