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ground bait

  1. chum2(def 1).
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Origin of ground bait

First recorded in 1645–55
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of ground bait

  • No, I shall not, unless it turns out that you're ground-bait for the police.


    E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung

  • Throw in your ground-bait, and before long you are very likely to get some bites.

    Ernest Bracebridge

    William H. G. Kingston

  • Put in ground-bait, over-night if possible, and lose no time when fishing.

  • Ground-bait may catch no fish; but it answers its purpose if it brings them near the bait and the hook.

    The Art of Illustration

    Charles Haddon Spurgeon

  • Ground-bait, consisting chiefly of meal and clay, is largely used, but a place is rarely baited beforehand.