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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Mackerel


MACK'EREL, noun [Latin macula, a spot; the spotted fish.]

A species of fish of the genus Scomber, an excellent table fish.

MACK'EREL, noun A pander or pimp.

Mackerel-gale, in Dryden, may mean a gate that ripples the surface of the sea, or one which is suitable for catching mackerel as this fish is caught with the bait in motion.