Spoon bait
Spoon Spoon, n. [OE. spon, AS. sp[=o]n, a chip; akin to D. spaan, G. span, Dan. spaan, Sw. sp[*a]n, Icel. sp['a]nn, sp['o]nn, a chip, a spoon. [root]170. Cf. {Span-new}.] 1. An implement consisting of a small bowl (usually a shallow oval) with a handle, used especially in preparing or eating food. [1913 Webster]

``Therefore behoveth him a full long spoon That shall eat with a fiend,'' thus heard I say. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

He must have a long spoon that must eat with the devil. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Anything which resembles a spoon in shape; esp. (Fishing), a spoon bait. [1913 Webster]

3. Fig.: A simpleton; a spooney. [Slang] --Hood. [1913 Webster]

4. (Golf) A wooden club with a lofted face. --Encyc. of Sport. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Spoon bait} (Fishing), a lure used in trolling, consisting of a glistening metallic plate shaped like the bowl of a spoon with a fishhook attached.

{Spoon bit}, a bit for boring, hollowed or furrowed along one side.

{Spoon net}, a net for landing fish.

{Spoon oar}. See under {Oar}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • spoon bait — spoon bait, a bright, spoon shaped piece of metal swiveled just in front of the hook or hooks, used as a lure in casting or trolling for fish …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spoon — Spoon, n. [OE. spon, AS. sp[=o]n, a chip; akin to D. spaan, G. span, Dan. spaan, Sw. sp[*a]n, Icel. sp[ a]nn, sp[ o]nn, a chip, a spoon. [root]170. Cf. {Span new}.] 1. An implement consisting of a small bowl (usually a shallow oval) with a handle …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spoon bit — Spoon Spoon, n. [OE. spon, AS. sp[=o]n, a chip; akin to D. spaan, G. span, Dan. spaan, Sw. sp[*a]n, Icel. sp[ a]nn, sp[ o]nn, a chip, a spoon. [root]170. Cf. {Span new}.] 1. An implement consisting of a small bowl (usually a shallow oval) with a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spoon net — Spoon Spoon, n. [OE. spon, AS. sp[=o]n, a chip; akin to D. spaan, G. span, Dan. spaan, Sw. sp[*a]n, Icel. sp[ a]nn, sp[ o]nn, a chip, a spoon. [root]170. Cf. {Span new}.] 1. An implement consisting of a small bowl (usually a shallow oval) with a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spoon oar — Spoon Spoon, n. [OE. spon, AS. sp[=o]n, a chip; akin to D. spaan, G. span, Dan. spaan, Sw. sp[*a]n, Icel. sp[ a]nn, sp[ o]nn, a chip, a spoon. [root]170. Cf. {Span new}.] 1. An implement consisting of a small bowl (usually a shallow oval) with a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spoon — Spoon, v. i. 1. To fish with a spoon bait. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. In croquet, golf, etc., to spoon a ball. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spoon — Spoon, v. t. 1. To take up in, or as in, a spoon. [1913 Webster] 2. (Fishing) To catch by fishing with a spoon bait. He had with him all the tackle necessary for spooning pike. Mrs. Humphry Ward. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 3. In croquet, golf, etc.,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • spoon — spoonless, adj. spoonlike, adj. /spoohn/, n. 1. a utensil for use in eating, stirring, measuring, ladling, etc., consisting of a small, shallow bowl with a handle. 2. any of various implements, objects, or parts resembling or suggesting this. 3.… …   Universalium

  • spoon — noun 1》 an implement consisting of a small, shallow oval or round bowl on a long handle, used for eating, stirring, and serving food.     ↘(spoons) a pair of spoons held in the hand and beaten together rhythmically as a percussion instrument. 2》… …   English new terms dictionary

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