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walleye Tweet Definition of walleye Like Definition of walleye on Facebook
noun
  1. one or a pair of sideways-looking misaligned eyes.
  2. an unusually pale eye
  3. a variety of gamefish native to the Northern U.S. and Canada with pale, reflective eyes
walleyed pike Tweet Definition of walleyed pike Like Definition of walleyed pike on Facebook
noun (walleyed pike)
  1. synonym of walleye (fish)
Warsaw Tweet Definition of Warsaw Like Definition of Warsaw on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital of Poland.
weakfish Tweet Definition of weakfish Like Definition of weakfish on Facebook
noun (es, pl2=weakfish)
  1. Any of several species of game fish, of the genus Cynoscion, found in North American waters
whale shark Tweet Definition of whale shark Like Definition of whale shark on Facebook
noun
  1. A very large spotted shark, Rhincodon typus, of warm marine waters, similar to a whale, that feeds by filtering plankton from the water.
whiff Tweet Definition of whiff Like Definition of whiff on Facebook
noun
  1. A waft; a brief, gentle breeze; a light gust of air
  2. An odour carried briefly through the air
  3. A short inhalation of breath, especially of smoke from a cigarette or pipe
  4. (baseball) A strike (from the batter's perspective)
  5. The megrim, a fish with scientific name Lepidorhombus boscii or Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis
verb
  1. (transitive) To waft.
  2. (transitive) To sniff.
  3. (context, intransitive, baseball) To strike out.
  4. (slang) to attempt to strike and miss, esp. being off-balance/vulnerable after missing.
adjective
  1. (colloquial) Having a strong or unpleasant odor.
whitebait Tweet Definition of whitebait Like Definition of whitebait on Facebook
noun
  1. The young of various species of fish, especially herrings, sprats or smelts, served deep fried as a starter or snack
whitefish Tweet Definition of whitefish Like Definition of whitefish on Facebook
noun (es, pl2=whitefish)
  1. any of many fish
  1. any of several North American freshwater fish, of the genus Coregonus, used as food
  2. any of several other fish, such as whiting or menhaden
    1. the beluga (both the sturgeon and the whale)
windowpane Tweet Definition of windowpane Like Definition of windowpane on Facebook
noun
  1. a piece of glass filling a window or a section of a window
  2. A quadruple dose of liquid LSD.
wrasse Tweet Definition of wrasse Like Definition of wrasse on Facebook
noun
  1. Any one of numerous edible, marine, spiny-finned fishes of the genus Labrus, of which several species are found in the Mediterranean and on the Atlantic coast of Europe. Many of the species are bright-colored.

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