Definition of bloater in English:



  • 1A herring cured by salting and light smoking.

    • ‘The smokehouse smokes anything that stands still for long enough; pheasant, ham hocks, bloaters, garlic, eel, sausages.’
    • ‘You can still get the famous Yarmouth bloater though.’
    • ‘Many a person has gone away smiling after eating one of these red herring, bloaters or kippers.’
    • ‘Around 1835 a new type of lightly salted, lightly smoked bloater was first made at Yarmouth.’
    • ‘Yarmouth bloaters soon acquired a national reputation and the town remained in the top ten until the later 18th cent.’
  • 2US

    another term for cisco