- A deep, guttural sound, as of a hog.
- Any one of several species of American food fishes, of the
genus Haemulon, allied to the snappers, as, the black grunt (A.
Plumieri), and the redmouth grunt (H. aurolineatus), of the Southern
United States; -- also applied to allied species of the genera
Pomadasys, Orthopristis, and Pristopoma. Called also pigfish, squirrel
fish, and grunter; -- so called from the noise it makes when taken. - To make a deep, short noise, as a hog; to utter a short
groan or a deep guttural sound.