minnow minnow  /ˈmɪ noʊ/


  • (n) very small European freshwater fish common in gravelly streams


  1. Despite a few recent successes, the Indian national side is still a minnow in the pool of world football.
  2. His total mastery of the art allowed his minnow nation to win the World Cup in 1996.
  3. And yet when it comes to the headline measure by which a nation is often gauged the effectiveness of its political system this whale is reduced to a minnow.


  1. North Central Minnesota Fishing Report - June 14th, 2013

    East - The walleye bite has been awesome and there are keeping-sized fish in the mix. Most are hitting minnows on the tops and edges of the mud flats during the day. A jig and minnow also is turning walleyes on the rocks in less than 12 feet during the evening hours.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Outdoor News

  2. Carlson column: Seining can be hard work

    I was standing at the minnow tanks in the bait store, waiting my turn to get service.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: St. Cloud Times

  3. State fishing report

    Detroit Lakes area: On most area lakes, walleyes are taking jigs and minnows or live baits with minnows or leeches near shoreline structures at about 7-14 feet. Bass and crappie action is extremely active at about 4-8 feet near shallow weed beds. Northern action is productive along weed beds also.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

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  1. "I am also not so sure that I agree with the statement," Sotomayor says. "First, as Professor Martha Minnow has noted, there can never be a universal definition of wise. Second, I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her...
    on May 27, 2009 By: Sonia Sotomayor Source: ABC News

  2. "Afghanistan are a potential banana skin because they are unknown but they have a lot of talented cricketers, they've overtaken all the others in the minnow division. It's going to be nerve-wracking playing them," Smith told reporters on...
    on Apr 20, 2010 By: Graeme Smith Source: Times of India

  3. "The thought that they are a minnow team with not enough money to put tyres on the car is just not the reality," Coulthard said, referring to the partly Gerhard Berger-owned Toro Rosso team.
    on Sep 25, 2008 By: David Coulthard Source: Home of Sport

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