Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Something, especially a game fish, that is large for its kind.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as luncart.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun US Anything, especially a game fish, that is especially large for its type; a whopper.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Origin unknown.]

Examples

  • "We have to be able to determine if a fish that comes out of a lake as a lunker is a fish that we put in there," he said.

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  • "We have to be able to determine if a fish that comes out of a lake as a lunker is a fish that we put in there," he said.

    statesman.com - Highschool

  • "We have to be able to determine if a fish that comes out of a lake as a lunker is a fish that we put in there," he said.

    statesman.com - Highschool

  • "We have to be able to determine if a fish that comes out of a lake as a lunker is a fish that we put in there," he said.

    statesman.com - Highschool

  • This water I covered faithfully with as little success as before, and when I had finished, crawled out upon the apron of the dam, and saw, directly underneath, eighteen or twenty trout, ranging from six inches in length to one old "lunker" over twenty.

    Field & Stream Classics: December 1912

  • Each person added another $1 each for a prize for the "lunker," or heaviest fish.

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  • The duo also tied for the "lunker" prize as both boated a three-pound bass.

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  • And along the US border there are a couple of 'famous' lakes that are producers of lunker 'Florida-type' bass, but that's another story.

    eating fish from the lake

  • Saying that, you do stand a better chance of landing a lunker bass in “mid-day” hours but fishing in the morning is almost certain to be action packed …

    Is This The New World-Record Largemouth?

  • Saying that, you do stand a better chance of landing a lunker bass in “mid-day” hours but fishing in the morning is almost certain to be action packed …

    Is This The New World-Record Largemouth?

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