steelhead

noun
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 Rock bass, yellow perch, walleye and steelhead trout are being caught in the harbors. cleveland, "Ohio tackle shops now open as walleye, bass fishing heats up: Fishing Report," 14 May 2020 Regulations will remain the same both above and below Bonneville, with a single hatchery chinook allowed per day and previously approved rules for hatchery steelhead and sockeye (both seasons for which open Saturday). oregonlive, "Columbia River spring chinook sport fishing extended," 13 May 2020 In 2019, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources sided with charter captains and others in the business community and announced a 48% increase in chinook salmon stocking as well as hikes in coho salmon, steelhead and brown trout. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The latest Lake Michigan assessment shows alewife remain near a record low," 22 Feb. 2020 Its purpose is to examine the potential effect the open-pit mines would have on salmon, steelhead and bull trout protected under the Endangered Species Act. Washington Post, "Documents: Mining company writing own environmental report," 13 Dec. 2019 Oregon and Washington met by telephone Friday afternoon and authorized reopening of limited salmon and steelhead fishing seasons on the Columbia River beginning Tuesday, May 5. oregonlive, "Bill Monroe: Oregon fishing, hunting to return almost to normal next week," 1 May 2020 Many anglers try to score in the Silver and Bronze Challenge, trying to hook a steelhead trout and a smallmouth bass while on a fishing trip. cleveland, "Lake Erie charter fishing to resume in Ohio on May 12 with restrictions: Fishing Report," 30 Apr. 2020 Fishing for salmon and steelhead fishing along with hatcheries and fish cleaning stations are temporarily closed. The Editors, Field & Stream, "How COVID-19 Will Impact Your Fishing And Hunting Seasons," 7 Apr. 2020 Patagonia is the land of lunkers—huge seagoing brown trout, steelhead, Pacific salmon—in big rivers that demand finesse and serious casting chops. Neil King, WSJ, "In Patagonia, a Master Class in Fly-Fishing (Beginners Welcome)," 5 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of steelhead

circa 1882, in the meaning defined above

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22 May 2020

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“Steelhead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/steelhead. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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