American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A large mackerel or herring, lightly smoked and salted.
- n. A small whitefish (Coregonus hoyi) of the Great Lakes and the lakes of eastern Canada.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An English name for a herring which has been steeped for a short time, slightly salted, and partially smoke-dried, but not split open.
- n. UK A salted, and lightly smoked herring or mackerel.
- n. North America A freshwater fish native to the Great Lakes; the species Coregonus hoyi.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The common herring, esp. when of large size, smoked, and half dried; -- called also
- n. large fatty herring lightly salted and briefly smoked
- From obsolete dialectal bloat, a soft, moist cured fish, probably from bloat. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“bloater" -- and enabling him to carry out more vigorously his schemes of”
“Second Lieutenant E.W. C. Perry and his mechanic, H.E. Parfitt, of No. 3 Squadron, who were flying a B.E. 8 machine (familiarly known as a 'bloater'), crashed over the aerodrome at Amiens; the machine caught fire, and both were killed.”
“For Alex Salmond, whose resemblance to a bloater in quite uncanny, this is the first step on a road which he hopes will lead him to his Nobel Peace Prize.”
“If you answered no to any of these, you might be facing a bloater.”
“You've got a bloater--a novel that has taken on a life of its own.”
“Diane, I can hear a director yelling, "Bloater, where's the bloater!”
“We thought of non-asthmatic, obstructive chronic lung disease as a spectrum with the prototypical blue bloater at one extreme and the pink puffer at the other with the plurality of patients falling in between having some feature of both.”
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“Maybe to make her knockers look big, maybe because sheâ€™s a bit of a bloater”
“You get too much food over here, but I managed to even things out towards the end of the stay and not feel like a bloated, er, bloater really I wanted to say plutocrat.”
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