Pronunciation: (shēps'hed"), [key]
—pl. (esp. collectively) -head, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) -heads for 1–3.
1. a deep-bodied, black-banded food fish, Archosargus probatocephalus, living along the Atlantic coast of the U.S.
2. a freshwater drum, Aplodinotus grunniens, of eastern North America.
4. Also called schafskopf. Cards.an earlier and simpler form of skat.
5. Obs.a foolish or stupid person.
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