noun, plural (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) min·nows, (especially collectively, Rare) min·now for 1–3.
Words nearby minnow
Origin of minnow
Examples from the Web for minnow
"They are using a whale to catch a minnow," said defense attorney Charles Swift.
“They are using a whale to catch a minnow,” said defense attorney Charles Swift.
When the tide comes in he comes close inshore and burrows down into the sand to wait till a minnow floats by.Boy Scouts in Southern Waters|G. Harvey Ralphson
I have only fished myself three or four times, and I am confident I hooked a minnow yesterday.'When a Man's Single|J. M. Barrie
On the other hand, with the horizontal cast the minnow is projected to the desired spot with very little disturbance.Favorite Fish and Fishing|James Alexander Henshall
Near the beach, in shallow water, a boy of twelve and a girl of sixteen were struggling with a minnow net.Green Eyes|Roy J. Snell
I've got a half a mile o' trout line, a minnow hook and a plate full o' vermicelli.Mollie and the Unwiseman Abroad|John Kendrick Bangs