Meaning of bloater

bloat•er

Pronunciation: (blō'tur), [key]
— n.
  1. a herring cured by being salted and briefly smoked and dried.
  2. a mackerel similarly cured.
  3. a freshwater cisco, Coregonus hoyi, found in the Great Lakes.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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