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lake trout

noun
1.
a large, fork-tailed trout, Salvelinus namaycush, of the lakes of Canada and the northern U.S., valued as a food and game fish.
Origin of lake trout
1660-1670
1660-70
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  • When fresh run, they are long and lean, shaped somewhat like the lake trout of Adirondack lakes.

    Fishing With The Fly Charles F. Orvis and Others
  • The purpuratus is a lake trout, and found only in low-lying lakes.

    Fishing With The Fly Charles F. Orvis and Others
  • They appeared to be a species of lake trout peculiar to these waters, uniformly from ten to twelve inches in length.

  • We saw a lake trout at Nelson of a weight of twenty-two pounds.

    The Columbia River William Denison Lyman
  • The mascalonge, as a game fish, is scarcely behind the small-mouthed bass, and is certainly more gamy than the lake trout.

    Woodcraft and Camping George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)
  • The salmon-like lochi must be a salmon trout, or a lake trout, or some one of the non-seagoing families of Salmonidæ.

    The Romance of the Woods F. J. Whishaw
  • lake trout have been caught weighing as much as eighteen pounds each; but the average is about six pounds.

  • There are enthusiastic anglers, however, whose specialty is trolling for lake trout.

    Woodcraft and Camping George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)
  • There may have been lake trout, but our trolling produced only pike and pickerel.

  • There a fish shanty, a hole in the ice, twenty fathoms of line and a rich catch of lake trout and sturgeon.

    Green Eyes Roy J. Snell
British Dictionary definitions for lake trout

lake trout

noun
1.
a yellow-spotted char of the Great Lakes region of Canada
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