striper

noun
strip·​er | \ ˈstrī-pər How to pronounce striper (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web But with the moratorium, Striper’s Forever is looking to preserve the approximately 2.2 million fish that were taken for the table by recreational anglers and 619,000 by commercial fishermen to strengthen striper stocks along the East Coast. Joseph Albanese, Field & Stream, "Stripers Forever Calls for 10-Year Ban on Harvesting Striped Bass," 9 Mar. 2021 The fishing pond is stocked with a varied selection of fish, including blue catfish, striper bass, large mouth bass and blue gill. Mary Grace Granados, Dallas News, "This 18-acre property in Lucas has five bedrooms, a baseball field, a basketball court and more," 5 Sep. 2020 Rhode Island surfcaster Nick Gibbs was among them until a 58-pound striper ate his black Bomber on Nov. 5, 2012. John Merwin, Field & Stream, "The 25 Best Striper Surf Lures of All Time," 23 Oct. 2019 No discussion of striper plugs would be complete without a nod to master plug builder Stan Gibbs. John Merwin, Field & Stream, "The 25 Best Striper Surf Lures of All Time," 23 Oct. 2019 Matthews slings live eels for brute stripers out of a kayak in New York harbor. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, "A Puerto Rican Fishing Road Trip for Silver Kings, Bigmouths, Mullet, and More," 27 May 2020 Each year, the hatcheries produce around 14 million largemouth bass, catfish, striped bass, hybrid stripers and walleye for stocking in public reservoirs and park ponds. Matt Williams, Dallas News, "Not a typical spring season," 9 May 2020 This is also a good weekend to check out the Sipsey River, Brushy Creek and Ryan Creek, all near Double Springs on the upper end of Lewis Smith Lake, for spawning stripers. Frank Sargeant, al, "Friday Fishing Report," 2 Apr. 2020 White bass and a few stripers are showing up below the Nickajack dam—swim jigs or Alabama Rigs get them. Frank Sargeant, al, "Friday Fishing Report: Prepare for early spring action," 7 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of striper

1937, in the meaning defined above

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“Striper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/striper. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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