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[jak-fish] /ˈdʒækˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) jackfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) jackfishes.
any of several pikes, especially the northern pike.
the sauger.
Origin of jackfish
1735-45; jack1 + fish Unabridged
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  • These earn a precarious livelihood by fishing for whitefish and jackfish principally in the summer.

  • We hear the note of the ruby-crowned kinglet (regulus calendula) which some one says sounds like "Chappie, chappie, jackfish."

    The New North Agnes Deans Cameron
  • jackfish proved to be a picturesque hamlet of log huts, clustering on a rocky point of land that jutted into the lake.

    Gulf and Glacier Willis Boyd Allen
British Dictionary definitions for jackfish


noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
the pike fish, esp when small
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