stockfish

noun

stock·​fish ˈstäk-ˌfish How to pronounce stockfish (audio)
: 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 Banco Giro has transformed from 17th-century bank to 21st-century osteria, and stands out with its fluffy homemade baccalà mantecato, a Venetian standard made from Norwegian stockfish, which is creamed and spread on crostini. Cat Bauer, CNN, 28 Apr. 2022 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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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stockfish was in the 13th century

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“Stockfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stockfish. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

stockfish

noun
stock·​fish ˈstäk-ˌfish How to pronounce stockfish (audio)
: fish (as cod, haddock, or hake) dried hard in the open air without salt

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