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)


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