/steel"hed'/, n., pl. steelheads, (esp. collectively) steelhead.
a silvery rainbow trout that migrates to the sea before returning to fresh water to spawn.
[1580-90; STEEL + HEAD]

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      saltwater form of rainbow trout (q.v.).

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