sport fish

noun

: a fish important for the sport it affords anglers

Examples of sport fish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shad make up those meals in the middle of a large lake for bass and other sport fish. Flip Putthoff, Arkansas Online, 7 Nov. 2023 The silver fish with black stripes down its body has long been prized as a sport fish and for its flaky white filets. Katie Shepherd, Washington Post, 2 Dec. 2023 The work was more reactive in observing a sport fish's condition and growth. Flip Putthoff, Arkansas Online, 7 Nov. 2023 Bluefin were considered fun sport fish, but the flesh sold for about five cents a pound, less than trout. Rivka Galchen, The New Yorker, 24 July 2023 See all Example Sentences for sport fish 

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Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sport fish was in 1915

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“Sport fish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sport%20fish. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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