copper, noun

Elliptical for copper steenbras, see steenbras sense b.
1983 Daily Dispatch 12 Apr. 12What does Bird Island usually offer? ‘Coppers, yellow tail, black steenbras,’ said Edsel.
1989 A. Sparg in Ski-Boat Jan.Feb. 35Most of the teams went out into deeper water in search of coppers (red steenbras or Petrus rupestris).
1989 Stanger Mail 19 May 11In a competition the Transkei boaters caught some big red steenbras...The biggest fish caught was a ‘copper’ (red steenbras) of 47 kg.
Elliptical for copper steenbras, see steenbrasb.
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