night crawler

noun Chiefly Northern, North Midland, and Western U.S.
an earthworm.

Origin:
1920–25, Americanism


See earthworm.
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Then somebody would probably catch it on a night crawler.
Tip the lure with bait such as a meal worm or night crawler.
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