Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A young coalfish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) The pollock, or coalfish.

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  • noun Scotland The pollock or coalfish.

Etymologies

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From sill (“newly hatched young of fish, fry”) +‎ -ock, cognate with Swedish dialectal sil ("the young of fish, fry"), Norwegian sil ("sand-eel"). More at sile.

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