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 Analysis of nearly 20 years of population data suggests the carp are out-competing fish prized by anglers, such as yellow perch, bluegill, and black and white crappie, the report said. John Flesher,, "Study links Asian carp with a big drop in Mississippi River fish people actually want," 16 Nov. 2019 Thanks to the quick report by an angler, our staff was able to investigate and confirm the presence of this species in this water body. Jordan Culver, USA TODAY, "'Kill it immediately': Invasive fish that can breathe air, survive on land found in Georgia," 10 Oct. 2019 And while common carp have a generally poor reputation among anglers, grass carp are a whole other critter. Frank Sargeant, al, "Hey, anglers, it’s time to go ‘fishing for squirrels’ in north Alabama," 9 Oct. 2019 Cache Money angler Kayden Hussey of St. Coleman won the Top Junior Angler Award. Emmett Hall,, "Walk on Water Fishing Tournament combines family fun and Special Olympics charity," 29 Aug. 2019 Now based in Montana, the group organizes 60 retreats annually nationwide with the help of more than 1,600 volunteers, whose ranks include anglers, health care and psycho-social professionals and past participants. Loretta Waldman,, "Casting for Recovery: Fly-fishing retreats for breast cancer survivors," 20 Aug. 2019 The family fished until 1976, when pressure from sport anglers, in part, ended commercial fishing in the area. Brian E. Clark, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A 1945 fishing tug gets a new life as a tour boat in Michigan," 2 Aug. 2019 The fish are in Seward has always been a first-choice destination for Alaska anglers, who flock to the seaside city of 3,000 each summer for its easy access to the bay and its world-class marine fisheries. Matt Tunseth, Anchorage Daily News, "Working the night shift: Snagging salmon in Seward," 11 June 2019 King Kat spokesman Ron Presley said anglers from 21 states came to try their luck in the two-day competition. Frank Sargeant, al, "Whopper Tennessee River catfish impress visiting tournament anglers," 11 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of angler

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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6 Dec 2019

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“Angler.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of angler

: a person who catches fish for pleasure


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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