sailor's-choice
noun Date: 1850 any of several small grunts of the Western Atlantic: as a. pinfish b. pigfish

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sailor's-choice — [sā′lərz chois′] n. pl. sailor s choice any of several food fishes of the W Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; specif., a small grunt (Haemulon parrai) …   English World dictionary

  • Sailor's choice — Sailor Sail or, n. One who follows the business of navigating ships or other vessels; one who understands the practical management of ships; one of the crew of a vessel; a mariner; a common seaman. [1913 Webster] Syn: Mariner; seaman; seafarer.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sailor's-choice — noun 1. a grunt found from Florida to Brazil and Gulf of Mexico • Syn: ↑sailors choice, ↑Haemulon parra • Hypernyms: ↑grunt • Member Holonyms: ↑Haemulon, ↑genus Haemulon 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • sailor's-choice — /say leuhrz choys /, n., pl. sailor s choice. any of several fishes living in waters along the Atlantic coast of the U.S., esp. a pinfish, Lagodon rhomboides, ranging from Massachusetts to Texas, and a grunt, Haemulon parrai, ranging from Florida …   Universalium

  • sailor's-choice — sail′or s choice′ n. pl. choice any of several fishes living in waters along the Atlantic coast of the U.S., esp. a pinfish, Lagodon rhomboides, and a grunt Haemulon parrai[/ex] Etymology: 1840–50, Amer …   From formal English to slang

  • sailor's-choice — noun Any of several grunts of the Atlantic (all in the family Haemulidae); pinfish, margate, Orthopristis chrysopterus, or Haemulon parra …   Wiktionary

  • Sailor — Sail or, n. One who follows the business of navigating ships or other vessels; one who understands the practical management of ships; one of the crew of a vessel; a mariner; a common seaman. [1913 Webster] Syn: Mariner; seaman; seafarer. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • choice´ness — choice «choys», noun, adjective, choic|er, choic|est. –n. 1. the act of choosing; selection: »She was careful in her choice of friends. We had the choice of a house or an apartment. The choice of color, material, and style is all important in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • choice´ly — choice «choys», noun, adjective, choic|er, choic|est. –n. 1. the act of choosing; selection: »She was careful in her choice of friends. We had the choice of a house or an apartment. The choice of color, material, and style is all important in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sailor Pluto — Sailor Moon character Setsuna as Sailor Pluto in her original uniform, with Garnet Rod, as drawn by Naoko Takeuchi. First appearance …   Wikipedia

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