Part of speech: noun

A large flat fish of northern seas.

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Usage examples "halibut":

  1. Dashington, the youth with whom I used to read the able orations of Cicero, and who, as a declaimer on exhibition days, used to wipe the rest of us boys pretty handsomely out- well, Dashington is identified with the halibut and cod interest- drives a fish cart, in fact, from a certain town on the coast, back into the interior. - "The Complete Works of Artemus Ward, Part 1", Charles Farrar Browne.
  2. His tone implied that the Creator withheld halibut out of pure spite. - "Uncle William The Man Who Was Shif'less", Jennette Lee.
  3. When a chap has been skinnin' halibut, minnows are too small for him to bother with. - "The Depot Master", Joseph C. Lincoln.