Pronunciation: (shēps'hed"),[key] —n., —pl.(esp. collectively)-head,(esp. referring to two or more kinds or species)-headsfor 1–3. 1. a deep-bodied, black-banded food fish, Archosargus probatocephalus, living along the Atlantic coast of the U.S.
2. a freshwater drum, Aplodinotus grunniens, of eastern North America.
4. Also called schafskopf.Cards.an earlier and simpler form of skat.
5. Obs.a foolish or stupid person.