Definitions

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

  • n. See weakfish.
  • n. Any of several fishes related to the weakfish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A silvery edible American sciaenoid fish (Cynoscion regalis).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An American sciænoid fish (Cynoscion regalis), abundant on the Atlantic coast of the United States, and much valued as a food fish. It is of a bright silvery color, with iridescent reflections. Called also weakfish, squitee, chickwit, and sea trout. The spotted squeteague (Cynoscion nebulosus) of the Southern United States is a similar fish, but the back and upper fins are spotted with black. It is called also spotted weakfish and squit, and, locally, sea trout, and sea salmon. See also under squitee.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A salt-water sciænoid fish, Cynoscion regalis (formerly Otolithus regalis), also called weakfish, sea-salmon, and sea-trout in common with some other members of the same genus.

Etymologies

Of Algonquian origin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the North American name. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Fyke nets are the only remaining apparatus used commercially in taking fish, and these are only sparingly employed in Dare and Sampson counties, where they catch small quantities of catfish, mullet, perch, red horse, sheepshead, striped bass, and squeteague.

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  • The aggregate catch was 380,375 pounds, having a value of $13,003, the principal species being hogfish and squeteague.

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  • I rigged a line for Miss Margie, and she soon brought into the boat without help, which she would not allow any one to give, a sea-trout, similar to the squeteague or weakfish, but not the same thing.

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  • "Cousin Phineas brought us more squeteague than we can eat.

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  • The weak-fish or sea-salmon, Cynoscion regalis (formerly Otolithus regalis, Labrus Squeteague), of the eastern United States.

    August 9, 2008