Definition of mossbunker in US English:

mossbunker

noun

Regional, US
  • The Atlantic menhaden (fish), Brevoortia tyrannus.

Origin

Late 18th century. From Dutch marsbanker (also † masbank) the horse mackerel or scad ( Trachurus trachurus), also the Atlantic menhaden; further etymology uncertain.

Pronunciation

mossbunker

/ˈmɒsˌbʌŋkə/