re·​bait (ˌ)rē-ˈbāt How to pronounce rebait (audio)
rebaited; rebaiting; rebaits

transitive + intransitive

: to furnish (something such as a hook or trap) with fresh bait
I rebaited the trap, this time shoving the fish all the way to the rear so the raccoon would have to step past the trigger plate to reach it.Patrick Durkin
The crew rebaited and continued to fish.Dan Simmons

Word History

First Known Use

1686, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rebait was in 1686

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Cite this Entry

“Rebait.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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