• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Steelhead (Zoöl) A North Pacific salmon (Salmo Gairdneri) found from Northern California to Siberia; -- called also hardhead, and preestl.
    • Steelhead (Zoöl) The ruddy duck.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n steelhead The ruddy duck, Erismatura rubida: so called from the steel-blue of the head, or perhaps for the same reason that it is called hardhead, hickory-head, and toughhead. See cut under Erismatura.
    • n steelhead The rainbow-trout, Salmo irideus. See cut under rainbow-trout.
    • steelhead Tipped with steel.
    • n steelhead A large trout, Salmo rivularis, of the Pacific coast of the United States.
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In literature:

But the steelhead out jumps them all!
"The Young Alaskans on the Missouri" by Emerson Hough
And there of a summer's evening Paul Bunyan came to fish, For a mess of steelhead salmon was ever his favorite dish.
"Paul Bunyan and His Loggers" by Otis T. Howd
Then there came a day when Dan caught his first steelhead in the North Fork.
"The Voice of the Pack" by Edison Marshall
The same changes are found with the rainbow and the steelhead of farther south.
"Game Birds and Game Fishes of the Pacific Coast" by Harry Thom Payne
Steelhead and German brown trout will also be found in the river.
"Guide to Yosemite" by Ansel Hall

In news:

It is the time steelheaders start watching for winter steelhead (our prize game fish) to arrive in local rivers.
The Idaho Steelheads have been nearly unstoppable at home this season.
The Steelheads prevailed in a shootout 7-6.
Jason Hartwick shows off a large, bright steelhead caught on the Trinity River.
River fishermen are enjoying a fresh run of steelhead trout from Lake Erie, with fair to good numbers of fish being caught throughout the river systems as water levels continue to fall after recent rain.
If you fish for steelhead in California, you're required to have a current fishing license in possession and a Steelhead Report Card.
The Steelhead Report Card has multiple fu.
Steelheads down 67's, former goaltender Clint Windsor, in 5-4 victory.
Efforts May Help Endangered Steelhead.
Since most rivers don't have weirs where every fish can be counted, it's unknown how many steelhead return to most streams.
Steelheads lose goaltender to AHL affiliate in Texas.
Salmon is certainly on everyone's mind, but the better opportunity, at least for the moment, might still rest with Columbia Basin Steelhead .
Two trouts and a steelhead were reeled in on this week's Big Ol Fish.
Spring is a great time to get away from home and explore fishing in other parts of the country and I took the opportunity to visit Erie, Pa. For some steelhead fishing last week.
A History of the Vanishing Steelhead Trout in Southern California.