bottom-fish

[ bot-uh m-fish ]
/ ˈbɒt əmˌfɪʃ /

verb (used without object)

to fish with a weighted line for fish that feed close to the bottom.

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Origin of bottom-fish

First recorded in 1840–50

Definition for bottom-fish (2 of 2)

bottom fish

noun

any of certain fishes that live at or near the bottom of a body of water, as certain of the cod and related species, the flatfishes, and catfishes.
Also called ground fish.
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