noun (plural same or kingfishes)
1any of a number of large sporting fish, many of which are edible. a fish of the jack family (Carangidae), including the yellowtail kingfish (Seriola grandis) of the South Pacific. (northern kingfish) a fish of the drum family (Menticirrhus saxatilis, family Sciaenidae), of the east coast of North America. a western Atlantic fish of the mackerel family (Scomberomorus cavalla, family Scombridae). 2 informal a person regarded as an authority figure; an influential leader or boss.