What does the word halibut mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Charles Farrar Browne
  2. His tone implied that the Creator withheld halibut out of pure spite. – Uncle William The Man Who Was Shif'less by Jennette Lee
  3. When a chap has been skinnin' halibut, minnows are too small for him to bother with. – The Depot Master by Joseph C. Lincoln