angleworm

angleworm
/ang"geuhl werrm'/, n. Chiefly Northern, North Midland, and Western U.S.
an earthworm, as used for bait in angling.
[1825-35, Amer.; ANGLE2 + WORM]
Regional Variation. See earthworm.

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  • angleworm — noun Date: 1653 earthworm …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • angleworm — a small earthworm used as bait in angling, usually for small stream trout and panfish, cf. night crawler …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • angleworm — noun A worm (usually an earthworm) destined to be used as bait by a fisherman …   Wiktionary

  • angleworm — n. earthworm …   English contemporary dictionary

  • angleworm — an•gle•worm [[t]ˈæŋ gəlˌwɜrm[/t]] n. ivt dial. an earthworm, as used for bait in angling • Etymology: 1825–35, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • angleworm — /ˈæŋgəlwɜm/ (say angguhlwerm) noun an earthworm used for bait in angling …   Australian-English dictionary

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