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[saw-ger] /ˈsɔ gər/
a freshwater, North American pikeperch, Stizostedion canadense.
Also called sand pike.
Origin of sauger
1880-85, Americanism; origin uncertain Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for sauger
  • On the entire spiny dorsal fin, sauger have many small dark spots.
  • The next time you catch a walleye, or for that matter its first cousin a sauger, take a moment to carefully examine its eyes.
  • Needless to say, fishing for both walleye and sauger requires some dedication.
  • Member of the perch family, which includes the walleye, sauger and numerous small darters.
  • Walleye and sauger catches often pick up in those river systems open year-round for game fish.
  • sauger abundance has been increasing steadily over the past four years.
  • Walleye are the largest member of the perch family, which also includes sauger, yellow perch and darters.
  • Northern pike, yellow perch and sauger were also plentiful in the survey nets.
  • Walleye fishing is thriving while the sauger fishery faces more obstacles.
British Dictionary definitions for sauger


a small North American pikeperch, Stizostedion canadense, with a spotted dorsal fin: valued as a food and game fish
Word Origin
C19: of unknown origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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