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Definition of "brackish" [brack•ish]

  • Having a somewhat salty taste, especially from containing a mixture of seawater and fresh water: "You could cut the brackish winds with a knife/Here in Nantucket” ( Robert Lowell). (adjective)
  • Distasteful; unpalatable: a thin, brackish gruel. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "brackish" in a sentence
  • "I use them in brackish water with shrimp and they do a great job of lip hooking."
  • "I like to fish in brackish waters mainly I live on the east coast of florida where the downpours have been coming down for 4 day | Field & Stream"
  • "I like to fish in brackish waters mainly I live on the east coast of florida where the downpours have been coming down for 4 days I have been advised this type of weather messes up the fishing???"