bottom fish
1) groundfish (fish that live on or near the bottom, usually those sought commercially)
2) to fish with a weighted line for fish that feed close to the bottom

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • bottom-fish — [bät′əmfish΄] vi. 1. to fish for bottom fish 2. Informal to make investments from among those stocks, bonds, etc. currently out of favor and selling at low prices …   English World dictionary

  • bottom fish — n. any fish that feeds or lives near the bottom of a body of water, as a flounder or catfish …   English World dictionary

  • bottom-fish — /bot euhm fish /, v.i. to fish with a weighted line for fish that feed close to the bottom. Also, ground fish. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • bottom-fish — /bot euhm fish /, v.i. to fish with a weighted line for fish that feed close to the bottom. Also, ground fish. [1840 50] …   Useful english dictionary

  • bottom fish — noun fish that live on the sea bottom (particularly the commercially important gadoid fish like cod and haddock, or flatfish like flounder) • Syn: ↑groundfish • Hypernyms: ↑food fish …   Useful english dictionary

  • bottom fish — bot′tom fish n. ich any of certain fishes that live at or near the bottom of a body of water. Also calledground fish …   From formal English to slang

  • bottom fish — any of certain fishes that live at or near the bottom of a body of water, as certain of the cod and related species, the flatfishes, and catfishes. Also called ground fish. * * * …   Universalium

  • bottom feeder — n. 1. BOTTOM FISH 2. Slang a person who preys upon or panders to the base qualities of others bottom feeding adj …   English World dictionary

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  • bottom — bot|tom1 W3S1 [ˈbɔtəm US ˈba: ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(lowest part)¦ 2¦(lowest side)¦ 3¦(lowest inner part)¦ 4¦(lowest social position/rank)¦ 5¦(ocean/river)¦ 6¦(body)¦ 7¦(clothes)¦ 8¦(furthest part)¦ 9 get to the bottom of something …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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