Definition of Tenpounder

1. Noun. Game fish resembling the tarpon but smaller.

Exact synonyms: Elops Saurus, Ladyfish
Generic synonyms: Tarpon, Tarpon Atlanticus
Group relationships: Elops, Genus Elops



Definition of Tenpounder

1. n. A large oceanic fish (Elops saurus) found in the tropical parts of all the oceans. It is used chiefly for bait.

Definition of Tenpounder

1. Noun. The ladyfish. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tenpounder

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tenpounder

tenotomy
tenour
tenours
tenous
tenoxicam
tenpence
tenpences
tenpenny
tenpenny nail
tenpercenteries
tenpercentery
tenpin
tenpin bowling
tenpins
tenpounder (current term)
tenpounders
tenrec
tenrecs
tens
tensal
tenscore
tense
tense part of the tympanic membrane
tense pulse
tense system
tense up
tensed
tensegrities
tensegrity

Literary usage of Tenpounder

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Days of a Man: Being Memories of a Naturalist, Teacher, and Minor by David Starr Jordan (1922)
"Splitting it carefully lengthwise we found this to be the fact; and so well preserved was the ancient "tenpounder" that the black streaks along the sides ..."

2. Favorite Flies and Their Histories by Mary Orvis Marbury (1892)
"... sailor's choice; also a nondescript, called a " tenpounder." I never could find any one who knew it intimately enough to give it a Latin nickname. ..."

3. Favorite Flies and Their Histories by Mary Orvis Marbury (1892)
"... sailor's choice; also a nondescript, called a " tenpounder." I never could find any one who knew it intimately enough to give it a Latin nickname. ..."

4. Dampier's Voyages: Consisting of a New Voyage Round the World, a Supplement by William Dampier (1906)
"... are shaped like Mullets, but are so full of tenpounder is Elops sauna; the cavally is the horse mackerel f ..."

5. Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Classified and Arranged So by Peter Mark Roget (1911)
"... Parrott -, Krupp -, Gat- ling -, Maxim -, machine- gun ; pompom ; tenpounder. small arms; musket, -ry, firelock, fowling piece, rifle, fusil, cali ver, ..."

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