Definition of hake in English:
noun(plural same or hakes)
1A large-headed elongated fish with long jaws and strong teeth. It is a valuable commercial food fish.
- Family Merlucciidae and genus Merluccius: several species
- Cod, hake, whiting, mackerel and skate as well as shellfish were pulled from the sea.
- Ask your fishmonger what is best for grilling at this time of year - some suggestions are salmon, haddock, tuna, trout, hake, cod.
- Fish such as hake, cod, tuna, swordfish, sole and sea bass could be on-grown by a ship restocking Spanish waters according to those behind the project.
2Any of a number of fishes related to the true hakes.
- Species in several families, especially in the northwestern Atlantic genus Urophycis (family Phycidae)
- They resemble the true hakes in having two dorsal fins and one anal fin and no barbel.
- Like all export related industries, the hake industry has been negatively affected by the strong local currency reducing the amount of money earned.
- Contraventions of the act related to catching crayfish, hake and toothfish without a permit and offloading catches without inspectors present.
Middle English: perhaps from Old English haca 'hook'.
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