This page lists a variety of outdoor related acronyms, technical terms, nicknames, and slang.

Acronyms

Regional

757 – Virginia area code, also refers to the Hampton Roads – Tidewater region
AI – Assateague Island
AT – Appalachian Trail
CBB – Chesapeake Bay Bridge
CBBT – Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel
CC – Cape Charles
CM – Cape May
EOV – East Ocean View
ESMD – Eastern Shore of Maryland
ESVA – Eastern Shore of Virginia
FSKB – Francis Scott Key Bridge
HRBT – Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel
HR, HRVA – Hampton Roads Virginia
JRB – James River Bridge
KI – Kent Island
LI – Long Island
LISS – Long Island South Shore
IBSP – Island Beach State Park
OBX – Outer Banks North Carolina
OC, OCMD – Ocean City Maryland
PAX – Patuxent River
SI – Staten Island, Solomons Island
SOMD – Southern Maryland

Technical, Scientific, Regulatory

TCA – trout conservation area
eVTR, VTR – (electronic) vessel trip report
WMA – wildlife management area

Nicknames and Slang

Fishing – Seafood

Fish

blackback – winter flounder
blackfish – tautog
blowfish – northern puffer
brookie – brook trout
brownie – brown trout
chopper – large bluefish
coaster – sea run brook trout
cow, cow bass – large striped bass
fat albert, little tunny – false albacore
fluke – summer flounder
rock, rockfish – striped bass
scrod – cod, haddock, or pollock weighing approximately 2-3 pounds.
sunny, sunfish, sun perch – sunfish species, especially bluegill and pumpkinseed
striper – striped bass
tog – tautog
weakfish, weakie – gray seatrout

Blue Crabs

Jimmy
sook
peeler
soft crab
paper shell
buckram

Quahog Clams

cherrystone
littleneck
middleneck
topneck
chowder

 

Related Information

Regional Information

Seafood

Wildlife

Fishing Regulations