What does sculpin mean?

Definitions for sculpin
ˈskʌl pɪnsculpin

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sculpin.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sculpinnoun

    any of numerous spiny large-headed usually scaleless scorpaenoid fishes with broad mouths


  1. sculpinnoun

    A small fish of the family Cottidae, usually lacking scales. Often found on river bottoms and in tidal pools.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sculpinnoun

    any one of numerous species of marine cottoid fishes of the genus Cottus, or Acanthocottus, having a large head armed with sharp spines, and a broad mouth. They are generally mottled with yellow, brown, and black. Several species are found on the Atlantic coasts of Europe and America

    Etymology: [Written also skulpin.]

  2. Sculpinnoun

    a large cottoid market fish of California (Scorpaenichthys marmoratus); -- called also bighead, cabezon, scorpion, salpa

    Etymology: [Written also skulpin.]

  3. Sculpinnoun

    the dragonet, or yellow sculpin, of Europe (Callionymus lura)

    Etymology: [Written also skulpin.]


  1. Sculpin

    A Sculpin is a fish that belongs to the order Scorpaeniformes, suborder Cottoidei and superfamily Cottoidea, that contains 11 families, 149 genera, and 756 species. These totals will likely change as more molecular work is done.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sculpin

    skul′pin, n. (slang) a mischief-making fellow: a name given to the Dragonet, and also in the United States to various marine species of Cottus or Bull-head.—Also Skul′pin.

Matched Categories

How to pronounce sculpin?

How to say sculpin in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sculpin in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sculpin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Images & Illustrations of sculpin

  1. sculpinsculpinsculpinsculpinsculpin

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for sculpin

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for sculpin »


Find a translation for the sculpin definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:

Discuss these sculpin definitions with the community:



    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


    "sculpin." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 20 Oct. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/sculpin>.

    Are we missing a good definition for sculpin? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!


    Are you a words master?

    a signal that temporarily stops the execution of a program so that another procedure can be carried out
    • A. emerge
    • B. acclaim
    • C. interrupt
    • D. aggravate

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for sculpin: