Definition of jack mackerel in English:

jack mackerel


  • A game fish of the jack family, occurring in the eastern Pacific.

    Trachurus symmetricus, family Carangidae

    ‘It was followed by glittery portions of jack mackerel and a strip of crunchy octopus dusted with a mossy, gunpowderlike substance that Nagata identified as green-tea salt.’
    • ‘Trawl fisheries catch jack mackerel in other areas including the Taranaki Bight and Chatham Rise.’
    • ‘Food studies indicated that more than 90 percent of the identifiable items found in the stomachs of jack mackerel are crustaceans and small, free swimming mollusks.’
    • ‘A cheap source of protein, particularly suited to canning and smoking, New Zealand jack mackerel is sold all over the world, from China and Japan to Fiji, Russia and Nigeria.’


jack mackerel

/jak ˈmak(ə)rəl/ /dʒæk ˈmæk(ə)rəl/