Definition of stockfish noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈstɒkfɪʃ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɑːkfɪʃ//
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  1. 1[uncountable] cod or similar fish that is dried without salt
  2. 2[countable] (pl. stockfish, stockfishes) (South African English) a large sea fish that is used for food
  3. Word OriginMiddle English (in sense (1)): from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch stokvisch, of unknown origin; sense (2) (early 19th cent.) from South African Dutch.