silversides

noun

sil·​ver·​sides ˈsil-vər-ˌsīdz How to pronounce silversides (audio)
plural in form but singular or plural in construction

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The minimal water disturbance created by a needlefish plug on a slow, steady retrieve is a closer match to slender baitfish like sand eels and silversides. John Merwin, Field & Stream, 23 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of silversides was in 1851

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“Silversides.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silversides. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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