angle-worm

angleworm

[ang-guhl-wurm]
noun Chiefly Northern, North Midland, and Western U.S.
an earthworm, as used for bait in angling.

Origin:
1825–35, Americanism; angle2 + worm


See earthworm.
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angleworm (ˈæŋɡəlˌwɜːm)
 
n
an earthworm used as bait by anglers

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