from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly Chesapeake Bay & North Atlantic Coast A small fish, such as a minnow, used for fishing bait.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Small fish such as minnows that are used as bait to catch larger predatory fish
bait + fish (Wiktionary)