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[steel-hed] /ˈstilˌhɛd/
noun, plural steelheads (especially collectively) steelhead.
a silvery rainbow trout that migrates to the sea before returning to fresh water to spawn.
Origin of steelhead
1580-90; steel + head Unabridged
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  • Fishermen can catch lake whitefish from the pier, and spring and fall offer the chance to catch brown trout, steelhead and salmon.
  • Multiple lakes and ponds in the area are abundant with trout, steelhead and salmon.
  • Or you might catch a steelhead, trout, crappie or coho salmon in the lake.
  • The river attracts sport fisherman worldwide to snag the salmon and steelhead that run unbridled.
  • steelhead respond to a variety of angling techniques.
British Dictionary definitions for steelhead


noun (pl) -heads, -head
a silvery North Pacific variety of the rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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