Meaning of mackereling in English:

mackereling

Pronunciation /ˈmak(ə)rəlɪŋ/

noun

(also mackerelling)
  • 1Fishing for mackerel.

  • 2 rare A patterned effect like that of a mackerel's back, especially as formed by clouds.

    In early use recorded only in Hopkins.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From mackerel + -ing.