Definition of pollack in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpɒlək/
(also pollock)

noun (plural same or pollacks)

An edible greenish-brown fish of the cod family, with a protruding lower jaw. Found in the NE Atlantic, it is popular with anglers.
  • Pollachius pollachius, family Gadidae.
Example sentences
  • As a youngster he fished off the rocks for the usual species of cod, pollack, coley, wrasse, mackerel and dogfish with the odd plaice or eel.
  • North of Holyhead and round to Rhos-on-Sea the wrecks carry both pollack and coalfish, but the size of the pollack can drop and fish of 10 lbs are considered good fish.
  • These include scallops, shrimp, crab, haddock, cod, pollack, snapper, halibut and white tuna.


Late Middle English: perhaps of Celtic origin.

Words that rhyme with pollack

ballock, pollock, rowlock

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: pol|lack

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