stock·​fish | \ ˈstäk-ˌfish How to pronounce stockfish (audio) \

Definition of stockfish

: fish (such as cod, haddock, or hake) dried hard in the open air without salt

Examples of stockfish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Characters carry on conversations about preparing stockfish and pounded yam and pepper their dialogue with non-English words. Robyn Bahr, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of stockfish

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stockfish

Middle English stokfish, from Middle Dutch stocvisch, from stoc stick + visch fish

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“Stockfish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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