Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of olivette in English:
A small oval weight threaded on a fishing line.
- A tungsten olivette is used as a main weight with a small dropper shot between the olivette and the hook. To fish this lake, I would first bait up with some hemp with a few hook bait samples close in, in not more than 6ft of water.
- The olivette is more dense and streamlined than split shot.
- The modern crow-quill polystyrene bodied Avon float with these tungsten olivettes make a very effective fast water float that is easily used.
Early 19th century (in the sense 'an oval button or bead').
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