from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several carangid fishes of the genus Decapterus, especially D. punctatus of the western Atlantic.
- n. Informal A large number or amount. Often used in the plural: Scads of people are in the hall.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. any of several fish, of the family Carangidae, from the western Atlantic
- n. a large number or quantity (usually used in the plural)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small carangoid fish (Trachurus saurus) abundant on the European coast, and less common on the American. The name is applied also to several allied species.
- n. The goggler; -- called also big-eyed scad. See goggler.
- n. The friar skate.
- n. The cigar fish, or round robin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fish, probably the shad.
- n. A carangoid fish, formerly Caranx trachurus, now Trachurus saurus, also called saurel, skipjack, and horse-mackerel, of a fusiform shape, with vertical plates arming the entire lateral line from the shoulder to the caudal fin.
- n. The ray, Raia alba.
- n. A dialectal form of scald.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of a number of fishes of the family Carangidae
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)