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baitfish Syllabification: bait·fish
Pronunciation: /ˈbātfiSH/

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of baitfish in English:

noun

A fish used as bait to catch a larger fish.
Example sentences
  • You don't get big fish without baitfish, and the latter are showing in better numbers recently beneath the rebuilt pier at San Luis Pass.
  • Do not stay in the water with blood around you. • Stay out of the water if fish blood or baitfish are present.
  • Those of us who went to bed at daybreak went down late in the morning to find the ship anchored and Frank and the early risers with the light tackle out catching small baitfish 3 and 4 at a time.

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