Entry from British & World English dictionary
The larva of the common housefly, used by anglers as bait: [mass noun]: catches are of small roach on bread or squatt [count noun]: bread and squatts worked a treat
More example sentences
- Alternating squatt and pinkie over groundbait at 10m he netted roach, perch and gudgeon for his 6lb 10 oz.
- But Shaun wasn't afraid to ring the changes as he also tried squatts, pinkies, worms and casters on sizes 20, 22 and 24 hooks.
- He alternated squatt and bronze maggot over groundbait and hemp at eight and 11 metres for roach and perch scaling 2.790.
1930s: perhaps from the adjective squat.
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