bottom-fish

[bot-uh m-fish]

verb (used without object)

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

Origin of bottom-fish

First recorded in 1840–50

bottom-feeding

[bot-uh m-fee-ding]

noun

the activities of a bottom feeder.
Also called bot·tom-fish·ing [bot-uh m-fish-ing] /ˈbɒt əmˌfɪʃ ɪŋ/.
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