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or pol·lack  (pŏl′ək)
n. pl. pollock or pol·locks also pollack or pol·lacks
Any of various marine food fishes of the genera Pollachius and Theragra, closely related to the cod, especially T. chalcogramma of northern Pacific waters, often used for manufactured fish products.

[Middle English poullok, the Atlantic pollock (Pollachius pollachius), of unknown origin.]
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1. (Biography) Sir Frederick. 1845–1937, English legal scholar: with Maitland, he wrote History of English Law before the Time of Edward I (1895)
2. (Biography) Jackson. 1912–56, US abstract expressionist painter; chief exponent of action painting in the US
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(ˈpɒl ək)

n., pl. -locks, (esp. collectively) -lock.
1. a greenish North Atlantic food fish, Pollachius virens, of the cod family, with a white lateral stripe and a jutting lower jaw.
2. Also, pollack. a related, brownish food fish, P. pollachius.
[1495–1505; assimilated variant of podlok (Scots); akin to Scots paddle lumpfish; see -ock]


(ˈpɒl ək)

1. Sir Frederick, 1845–1937, English legal scholar and author.
2. Jackson, 1912–56, U.S. painter.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pollock - United States artist famous for painting with a drip techniquePollock - United States artist famous for painting with a drip technique; a leader of abstract expressionism in America (1912-1956)
2.pollock - lean white flesh of North Atlantic fish; similar to codfish
Pollachius pollachius, pollack, pollock - important food and game fish of northern seas (especially the northern Atlantic); related to cod
saltwater fish - flesh of fish from the sea used as food
3.pollock - important food and game fish of northern seas (especially the northern Atlantic)pollock - important food and game fish of northern seas (especially the northern Atlantic); related to cod
gadoid, gadoid fish - a soft-finned fish of the family Gadidae
pollack, pollock - lean white flesh of North Atlantic fish; similar to codfish
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As yet, they have not insisted on our estimating Lamar" tine by the cubic foot, or Pollock by the pound -- but what else are we to infer from their continual plating about "sustained effort"?
As Pollock did, the students laid the "canvas" on the floor.
Charles Pollock, 35, walked free last Tuesday from Belfast Crown Court, after agreeing to 18 months on probation for two offences of driving whilst disqualified and dangerous driving on separate dates in 2009.
Belfast Recorder Judge Tom Burgess told 35-yearold Charles Pollock he was taking account of the fact he had already served the equivalent of a 21-month sentence on remand.
The Crown Office originally targeted pounds 300,000 worth of assets linked to James Pollock after he was jailed on 10 charges of reset in 2005.
Cannibalism is thought to be an influential top-down process affecting walleye pollock (Theragra chalcogramma) recruitment in the eastern Bering Sea (EBS).
In Tuesday's final round of Midwestern League district play, Brent Pollock stepped up to that tee box having birdied the opening hole.
Besides making quite a mess of things, leaving splash marks everywhere, Jackson Pollock also created some of the 20th century's greatest masterpieces.
CONTROVERSIAL linesman Bob Pollock is being left on the sidelines after missing QPR's controversial 'goal'.
At a glance, a painting by Jackson Pollock can look deceptively accidental: just a quick flick of color on a canvas.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Tehran's Museum of Contemporary Arts is due to display a masterpiece by American abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock valued at about USD250mln in the Japanese cities of Nagoya and Tokyo for the first time.
THE TOPIC: Lee Krasner liked to say that she painted "before Pollock, during Pollock, after Pollock." But unfortunately, most people knew her as the wife of Pollock--Jackson Pollock, that is, the famous abstract expressionist artist.