Definition of ant-fly in English:

ant-fly

noun

Angling
  • A winged ant (especially as used for bait); (in later use) an artificial fishing bait in the form of a winged ant.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Izaak Walton (1593–1683), author and biographer. From ant + fly.

Pronunciation

ant-fly

/ˈant flʌɪ/