Definition of mackereling in US English:

mackereling

(also mackerelling)

noun

  • 1Fishing for mackerel.

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

Origin

Mid 19th century. From mackerel + -ing.

Pronunciation

mackereling

/ˈmak(ə)rəlɪŋ/