Meaning of margate in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmɑːɡɪt/


  • A deep-bodied greyish fish which occurs in warm waters of the western Atlantic.

    Two species in the family Pomadasyidae

    ‘The wrecks are home to a wide variety of corals and marine life including angelfish, barracudas, margates, sharks, snappers and turtles.’
    • ‘In the W. Atlantic, the largest grunt is Haemulon album, the margate, greyish in general colour and an important food fish.’
    • ‘Margates at Fernando de Noronha play a shadow game with divers’


Mid 18th century of unknown origin.