an annual Sikh festival commemorating the founding (1699) of the Order of the Khalsa by Gobind Singh
food, or some substitute, used as a lure in fishing, trapping, etc. a poisoned lure used in exterminating pests. an allurement; enticement: Employees were lured with the bait of annual bonuses. an object for pulling molten or liquefied material, as glass, from a vat or the like by adhesion. South Midland and Southern U.S. a […]
- Bait and switch
denoting a deceptive method of selling, by which customers, attracted to a store by sale items, are told either that the advertised bargain item is out of stock or is inferior to a higher-priced item that is available. an act or instance of such practice. A deceptive commercial practice in which customers are induced to […]
- Bait casting
the act or technique of casting an artificial or natural lure attached to a silk or nylon line wound on a reel having a revolving spool, the rod used being shorter and less flexible than that used in fly casting. Historical Examples Ted used the crudest kind of hook and line for bait casting. Unexplored! […]
a small fish that is a source of food for a larger fish: Fishermen knew the presence of baitfish meant plenty of bass nearby. Angling. any small fish, as a minnow or shiner, used as bait.