Definition of "sheepshead" [sheeps•head]

  • (noun) A food fish (Archosargus probatocephalus) of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States, having dark vertical markings.
  • (noun) A freshwater drum (Aplodinotus grunniens) commonly found from the Great Lakes to Texas.
  • (noun) A redfish (Semicossyphus pulcher) of the Gulf of California, caught commercially or as a game fish.

Use "sheepshead" in a sentence

  • "We dined today on the fish called the sheepshead, with crabs."
  • "One kind whereof is by the English called a sheepshead from the resemblance the eye of it bears with the eye of a sheep."
  • "Authorities in northwest Ohio say the fish - a Lake Erie freshwater drum, known as a sheepshead - smashed a car windshield"

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