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pollock Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun United States artist famous for painting with a drip technique; a leader of abstract expressionism in America (1912-1956)
    Jackson Pollock.
  2. noun lean white flesh of North Atlantic fish; similar to codfish
  3. noun important food and game fish of northern seas (especially the northern Atlantic); related to cod
    pollack; Pollachius pollachius.

Pol"lock noun
See Pollack.
  1. (Zoöl.) A marine gadoid fish (Pollachius carbonarius), native both of the European and American coasts. It is allied to the cod, and like it is salted and dried. In England it is called coalfish, lob, podley, podling, pollack, etc.

Webster 1913