1. (Science: marine biology) a large voracious fish (Pomatomus saitatrix), of the family Carangidae, valued as a food fish, and widely distributed on the American coast. On the new Jersey and Rhode island coast it is called the horse mackerel, in virginia saltwater tailor, or skipjack.

2. A west indian fish (Platyglossus radiatus), of the family Labridae.

The name is applied locally to other species of fishes; as the cunner, sea bass, squeteague, etc.

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