Definition of lugworm in English:

lugworm

Syllabification: lug·worm
Pronunciation: /ˈləgˌwərm
 
/

noun

  • A bristle worm that lives in muddy sand. It is widely used as bait for fishing.
    • Genus Arenicola, class Polychaeta: several species, including the northern lugworm, A. marina, which leaves characteristic worm casts on lower shores
    More example sentences
    • Areas exhibiting mixed sand and mud constitute a relatively stable substrate in which typical sand-living animals, such as sand gapers, lugworms, and razor shells, dwell.
    • Several other anglers also caught early Pouting using mostly lugworm and ragworm baits presented on three hook rigs clipped down to gain a little extra distance.
    • Anglers had a selection of baits with them lugworm, ragworm mackerel, sandeel and peeler crab to catch that winning fish.

Origin

early 19th century: from earlier lug 'lugworm' (of unknown origin) + worm.

More definitions of lugworm

Definition of lugworm in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kərf
noun
a slit made by cutting with a saw