MACK'EREL, n. [L. macula, a spot; the spotted fish.]

A species of fish of the genus Scomber, an excellent table fish.

MACK'EREL, n. A pander or pimp.

Mackerel-gale, in Dryden, may mean a gate that ripples the surface of the sea, or one which is suitable for catching mackerel, as this fish is caught with the bait in motion.