balsa float
a float in angling made of balsa and used with large shot (weights) enabling the angler to present bait to fish in fast and deep water

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • balsa — S.Amer. tree, 1866, apparently from Sp. balsa float, originally the name of rafts used on the Pacific coast of Latin America (1777). The wood is very light …   Etymology dictionary

  • Balsa — Bal sa, n. [Sp. or Pg. balsa.] (Naut.) A raft or float, used principally on the Pacific coast of South America. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • balsa — /bawl seuh, bahl /, n. 1. a tropical American tree, Ochroma pyramidale (lagopus), of the bombax family, yielding an exceedingly light wood used for life preservers, rafts, toy airplanes, etc. 2. a raft made of balsa wood. 3. any life raft. [1770… …   Universalium

  • float — Synonyms and related words: Carling float, arrange, ascend, aspire, balsa, balsa raft, barge, bathe, bear up, become airborne, boat, bob, boom, brandish, bring off, bring up, broach, bundle, bundle off, buoy, buoy up, bus, carry off, cart,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • La balsa (cuento) — La balsa (The Raft) es un cuento de terror escrito por Stephen King y que fue publicado en The Twilight Zone Magazine en mayo/junio de 1983. Posteriormente, fue parte de la antología Skeleton Crew (1985). Argumento La balsa es un cuento que trata …   Wikipedia Español

  • pole float — a very small and sensitive float with a thin tip, balsa wood body, a thin wire stem and about 15 20 cm long. Body up floats have a wider bulge at the top of the flat body, body down bulge at the bottom, slims have very long and thin bodies,… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • stick float — a long straight piece of wood or a quill, the thin body remaining upright in fast water. The stem of the float is a heavy cane, plastic, lignum or wire and the top is a buoyant balsa. The float is attached to the line by two or three plastic… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Avon float — an angling float with a balsa body, a slim top and a cane or wire stem used for trotting in fast water …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • pencil float — a large, slim balsa or hollow plastic float used in fishing live or dead baits for pike (Esox lucius) or zander (Sander lucioperca) in Europe. Attached by the bottom only and used in still or slow waters …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • life float — a ring shaped float of balsa wood or metal tubing, having a grating or network at the center, for rescuing a number of survivors from a foundered vessel. * * * …   Universalium

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