Definition of lunker in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlʌŋkə/


North American informal
An exceptionally large specimen of something, in particular (among anglers) a fish.
Example sentences
  • This allows you to cover 10 to 12 miles of river, with the guide continually positioning the boat so both anglers get shots at lunkers holding in spots you just can't reach from the bank.
  • We went ice fishing and Mrs. Rocket caught one of the all-time lunkers, only it turned out to be a long-lost fishing rod.
  • Match the rod with the large arbor, disc drag, and precision handcrafting of Tibor's Tibor-Light Tailwater 5/6 designed by reel guru Ted Juracsik, and you'll turn fierce lunkers into Zen-garden goldfish.


Early 20th century: of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with lunker

bunker, hunker, punkah, spelunker

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Line breaks: lun¦ker

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