Definition of pirk in English:

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pirk

Pronunciation: /pəːk/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

A metal weight fitted with a hook, used as a lure for sea fishing.
Example sentences
  • Even when baiting a treble or single hook on a pirk, it's worth adding a luminous muppet to add further movement at hook level.
  • Today much is made in the way of lures to attract fish and these include pirks for deep-sea fishing, flies for trout, salmon and grayling, plugs and spinners for pike, salmon, bass, cod and flounders.
  • If you tip the pirk with a side of mackerel or a strip of squid think about removing the treble hook and fitting a large single hook.

Origin

Perhaps a variant of perch1, perch3.

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