steel·​head | \ ˈstēl-ˌhed How to pronounce steelhead (audio) \
plural steelhead also steelheads

Definition of steelhead

: an anadromous rainbow trout

called also steelhead trout

Examples of steelhead in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Oregon and Washington biologists approved recreational salmon and steelhead fishing from Thursday through the end of July from the dam downriver to the Astoria-Megler Bridge. Bill Monroe, oregonlive, 13 July 2022 Chinook and upper Columbia River steelhead) included the 4% recovery goal between 2008 and 2013. ProPublica, 24 May 2022 State officials closed sport fishing on the Umpqua and North Umpqua rivers last summer in response to record-low wild summer steelhead returns. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 27 Apr. 2022 Oregon Public Broadcasting and ProPublica obtained data from Columbia Basin Research at the University of Washington describing fish in several salmon and steelhead trout populations that were embedded with electronic tags. ProPublica, 24 May 2022 Only one steelhead was found, but that’s not surprising giving the obstruction along the way. Peter Krouse, cleveland, 13 May 2022 Leaders for species such as trout are in lower weight sizes like 4x or 5x, while larger species like steelhead or stripers may require larger sizes like 1x or 2x. Outside Online, 9 May 2022 Rocky River still has appeal: The popular spring steelhead trout fishing in the Rocky River is winding down right now, as the spawning trout head back to Lake Erie. D'arcy Egan, cleveland, 12 May 2022 Drop your line for a wide range of trout, including rainbow, cutthroat, cutbow, splake, golden, brown, and steelhead. Outside Online, 20 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of steelhead

circa 1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of steelhead was circa 1882

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28 Jul 2022

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“Steelhead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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