verb \ˈtrōl\

: to fish with a hook and line that you pull through the water

: to search for or try to get (something)

: to search through (something)

Full Definition of TROLL

transitive verb
:  to cause to move round and round :  roll
a :  to sing the parts of (as a round or catch) in succession
b :  to sing loudly
c :  to celebrate in song
a :  to fish for by trolling
b :  to fish by trolling in <troll lakes>
c :  to pull through the water in trolling <troll a lure>
d :  to search in or at <trolls flea markets for bargains>; also :  prowl <troll nightclubs>
intransitive verb
:  to move around :  ramble
a :  to fish by trailing a lure or baited hook from a moving boat
b :  search, look <trolling for sponsors>; also :  prowl
:  to sing or play in a jovial manner
:  to speak rapidly
troll·er noun

Examples of TROLL

  1. They were trolling the ocean floor.
  2. She loves to troll flea markets looking for bargains.

Origin of TROLL

Middle English, probably from Anglo-French *troiller, *troller; akin to Anglo-French troil, trolle winch
First Known Use: 15th century



Definition of TROLL

:  a lure or a line with its lure and hook used in trolling

First Known Use of TROLL


Other Hunting and Fishing Terms

chum, covert, creel, flense, pitfall, seine, skulk, spoor, trawl



Definition of TROLL

:  a dwarf or giant in Scandinavian folklore inhabiting caves or hills

Origin of TROLL

Norwegian troll & Dan trold, from Old Norse troll giant, demon; probably akin to Middle High German trolle lout
First Known Use: 1616

Other Mythology and Folklore Terms

elysian, fay, muse, nimbus, phoenix


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