Definition of margate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmärɡit/ Pronunciation: /-ˌɡāt/


A deep-bodied grayish fish that typically occurs in small groups in warm waters of the western Atlantic.
  • Two species in the family Pomadasyidae: Haemulon album, a large grunt that is an important food fish, and the mainly nocturnal black margate (Anisotremus surinamesis).
Example sentences
  • The wrecks are home to a wide variety of corals and marine life including angelfish, barracudas, margates, sharks, snappers and turtles.
  • In the W. Atlantic, the largest grunt is Haemulon album, the margate, greyish in general colour and an important food fish.
  • Margates at Fernando de Noronha play a shadow game with divers


Mid 18th century: of unknown origin.

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Syllabification: mar·gate

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