Kingfish definition

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(informal) A person in a position of uncontested authority or influence, especially a powerful political leader.
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Any of several food and game fishes of the family Sciaenidae, especially of the genus Menticirrhus, found in western Atlantic waters.
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Any of various carangid fishes.
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Any of various large food fishes found along the Atlantic or Pacific coast, esp. certain drums.
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(informal) A person with absolute power in a group.
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Any of several food fishes of the genus Menticirrhus from the Atlantic; kingcroaker.
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Other Atlantic fish.
  • Opah Lampris guttatus (United Kingdom)
  • White croaker Genyonemus lineatus (United Kingdom)
  • Wahoo Acanthocybium solandri (Barbados)
  • King mackerel Scomberomorus cavalla king mackerel on Wikipedia.
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Any of several similar fishes of the Pacific.
  • Narrow-barred Spanish mackerel Scomberomorus commerson (Australia)
  • Japanese meagre Argyrosomus japonicus (Australia)
  • Yellowtail amberjack Seriola lalandi (Australia, New Zealand)
  • Silver gemfish Rexea solandri (Australia)
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  • Crevalle jack Caranx hippos (Mauritania)
  • Giant trevally (sometimes travelli) Caranx ignobilis (South Africa)
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Cobia, Rachycentron canadum, of warm waters globally.
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Noun

Singular:
kingfish
Plural:
kingfishes