Definition of bait layer in English:

bait layer

noun

NZ, Australian
derogatory, informal
  • A cook, typically one catering for shearers or other agricultural workers.

    ‘the bait layer's eyes were like onions in a field of grey stubble’
    • ‘He was the Jewish Aboriginal bait-layer from backblocks Queensland.’
    • ‘Put him up aboard there and take him back to the bait layer.’
    • ‘Cooking for a number of people is a complicated business and anything to make the bait-layer's job easier should be done.’
    • ‘For a joke, they will refer to their cook as "the bait-layer."’
    • ‘Hooroo, you Bait Layer! I'd need binoculars to even notice yer tiny lunch rations.’