Definition of mackereling in English:

mackereling

(also mackerelling)

Pronunciation /ˈmak(ə)rəlɪŋ/

noun

  • 1Fishing for mackerel.

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

Origin

Mid 19th century. From mackerel + -ing.