A hook formed on the lower jaw of adult male salmon and trout during the breeding season.
More example sentences
- Hen salmon have a tiny kype on the lower jaw but unlike cocks they retain normal head proportions while in the river.
- The fish at the river mouths will be a mix of types, all the way from dark males with bold kypes to silver missiles full of energy.
- The largest male is dominant and defends his territory by charging the smaller ones, using his kype to nip them.
mid 20th century: variant of Scots kip, perhaps influenced by pike1.