Definition of hookbait in English:

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hookbait

Pronunciation: /ˈhʊkbeɪt/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

British
Bait attached to a hook for fishing (as distinct from groundbait).
Example sentences
  • The carp, or other species then feed on the groundbait ball finding the hookbait in the process.
  • After a couple of hours I put a hookbait out and three times it actually took the bait.
  • Then after a reasonable period of time, say a couple of hours, retrieve your hookbait until it is near where you placed the next batch of offerings.

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