an·​gler | \ ˈaŋ-glər How to pronounce angler (audio) \

Definition of angler

1 : one that angles

Examples of angler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The angler reeled in an eight-pound, 10-ounce salmon that measured 26 inches long and had a girth of 16.25 inches. Michael Hollan, Fox News, 7 Dec. 2021 But a linesman stepped in and prevented the gadabout angler from bringing in the catch. Globe Staff,, 27 Nov. 2021 Adjustments can be made to lower or raise the fly, and when a fish bites, the angler knows when to yank on the line. New York Times, 10 Nov. 2021 Plummeting water temperatures are very risky business, should a boater or angler find themselves in the water. D'arcy Egan, cleveland, 18 Nov. 2021 Photos of the catch, by angler Nathan Martin, were shared on Facebook earlier this week by Jennette’s Pier, a popular fishing destination — much to the curiosity and horror of many on social media. Washington Post, 3 Aug. 2021 For an angler like Dunn, the water feels like home. Janet Shamlian, CBS News, 15 Nov. 2021 These five fishing destinations are among the world’s best travel experiences for both the experienced angler and the casual participant. Roger Sands, Forbes, 9 Oct. 2021 Virginia angler Jacob Powroznik won the Bassmaster Central Open at Lewis Smith Lake last weekend with a three-day total catch of 37 pounds, 9 ounces, all spotted bass caught offshore. Frank Sargeant, al, 13 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of angler

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for angler

Middle English angler, angleer, from anglen "to angle entry 3" + -er -er entry 2

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10 Jan 2022

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“Angler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of angler

: a person who catches fish for pleasure : fisherman


an·​gler | \ ˈaŋ-glər How to pronounce angler (audio) \

Kids Definition of angler

: a person who fishes with hook and line especially for pleasure

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