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baitfish

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noun bait·fish \ˈbāt-ˌfish\

Definition of baitfish

  1. :  a small fish (as a golden shiner or menhaden) that attracts and is a food source for a larger game fish; also :  a fish used for bait



1820

First Known Use of baitfish

1820


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