Meaning of bait casting

bait' cast"ing

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— Angling. Angling.
  1. 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.
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