- a large or sufficient quantity or amount: He fetched a good bait of wood.
- an excessive quantity or amount.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object) Archaic.
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Origin of bait
OTHER WORDS FROM baitbait·er, nouno·ver·bait, verb (used with object)re·bait, verb (used with object)un·bait, verb (used with object)
Words nearby bait
Example sentences from the Web for baiter
So a baiter on a horse, rides up and jabs the bull's shoulder with his spear, and another rider jabs him on the other side.
A baiter inside the ring with a blanket shook out at his side stands just ahead of him.
British Dictionary definitions for baiter (1 of 2)
Word Origin for bait
usage for bait
British Dictionary definitions for baiter (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with baiter
In addition to the idiom beginning with bait
- bait and switch
- fish or cut bait
- jump at (the bait)
- rise to the bait