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The larva of the common housefly, used by anglers as bait:[mass noun] ‘catches are of small roach on bread or squatt’[count noun] ‘bread and squatts worked a treat’
- ‘But Shaun wasn't afraid to ring the changes as he also tried squatts, pinkies, worms and casters on sizes 20, 22 and 24 hooks.’
- ‘Close by was Kevin Weatherall who fished bronze maggot over hemp for an all-roach net of 12 lb 13 oz to edge out Paul Burton (Anglers World York) who alternated squatt and maggot for his mixed net of 12 lb 9oz.’
- ‘Alternating squatt and pinkie over groundbait at 10m he netted roach, perch and gudgeon for his 6lb 10 oz.’
- ‘He alternated squatt and bronze maggot over groundbait and hemp at eight and 11 metres for roach and perch scaling 2.790.’
1930s: perhaps from the adjective squat.
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