American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several large-headed North American freshwater catfishes of the genus Ictalurus.
- n. Any of several fishes of the family Cottidae, such as the sculpin and the miller's thumb.
- n. Upper Northern U.S. See catfish.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The popular name of certain fishes. In England: Uranidea gobio, a fish about 4 inches long, with head very large and broader than the body. Often also called
miller's-thumb. Also locally applied in the United States to allied species of the genus Uranidea.
- n. A tadpole.
- n. A small water-insect of a black color.
- n. The golden plover, Charadrius fulvus.
- n. A stupid fellow; a lubber.
- Same as bull-headed.
- n. A local name for a river-mussel, Pleurobema æsopus, found in the Mississippi, the shell of which is used in the manufacture of pearl buttons.
- n. North America any of a variety of related species of generally dark-colored catfish in the family Ictaluridae.
- n. Europe Any of various sculpins of the order Scorpaeniformes
- n. Europe The European bullhead, Cottus gobio.
- n. rail transport bullhead rail
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A fresh-water fish of many species, of the genus Uranidea, esp. Uranidea gobio of Europe, and Uranidea Richardsoni of the United States; -- called also
- n. In America, several species of Amiurus; -- called also
catfish, horned pout, and bullpout.
- n. A marine fish of the genus Cottus; the sculpin.
- n. The black-bellied plover (Squatarola helvetica); -- called also
- n. The golden plover.
- n. colloq. A stupid fellow; a lubber.
- n. (Zoöl.) A small black water insect.
- n. any of several common freshwater catfishes of the United States
- n. freshwater sculpin with a large flattened bony-plated head with hornlike spines
- bull + head (Wiktionary)
“The bullhead is raised of the floor by light but sturdy, chromium plated steel legs, and use of the leather in the form of the head signifies a radical unity between to the two elements, as the bull is source of the leather.”
“The mud weighs about 13 pounds per gallon and is much heavier than the oil, so it should push -- or "bullhead" -- the oil back down the well toward its origin in the ancient rock more than 13,000 feet below the wellhead.”
“Yes | No | Report from Cgull wrote 20 weeks 6 days ago channel cats have a longer fin on the underside that runs in front of the tail, are light in color. flatheads have a flat head and a larger mouth, flathead feed mostly at night and are sometimes called a yellow cat and have a more rounded anal fin. the bullhead is shorter, has a bull head, has a rounded anl fin and is darker”
“It is the largest catfish sometimes called bullhead ever recorded in piscatorial history.”
“The bullhead is a fish that has no scales, but in lieu thereof is a fine”
“Some fishes, such as bullhead and dogfish, have a true sense of smell, detecting by their nostrils very dilute substances permeating the water from a distance.”
“The next shot at killing BP's well in the Gulf of Mexico could begin as early as tonight as engineers plan to pump heavy mud into the capped but still dangerous well and "bullhead" the oil back down into its source rock 2 1/2 miles below the seafloor.”
“The next shot at killing BP's well in the Gulf of Mexico could begin as early as tonight as engineers plan to pump heavy mud into the capped but still dangerous well and "bullhead" the rogue oil back down into its source rock 21/2 miles below the seafloor.”
“Photo By senkoman12 biggest bullhead ive ever caught”
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