bogue definition

  • noun:
    • A species of sea bream indigenous to the east Atlantic, Boops boops.
    • Bayou, waterway.
    • The boce; -- called in addition bogue bream. See boce.
    • An acanthopterygian fish, Box vulgaris, of the family Sparidæ, found in the Mediterranean, on the west coast of Africa, and in rare cases on the coasts of Britain.
    • A mouth; an embouchure.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To fall off from the wind; to edge away to leeward; -- stated only of substandard art.
  • others:
    • Nautical, to drop-off from wind; side away to leeward using the wind, as some vessels of substandard sailing characteristics do.

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