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

Definition of angler

1 : one that angles

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Those numbers that are reported, those are licenses sold to anglers at the age of 17 or older. Brandon Patterson, Detroit Free Press, "What you need to know before you fish in Michigan," 24 May 2018 The 20-inch beauty put an exclamation point on a great day — steady action in Hagerman, and the best kind of six-pack an angler could ask for. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "If you want to leave your fishing hole with a six-pack, try Hagerman | Idaho Statesman," 2 Apr. 2018 Rodriguez is an experienced fisherman and guide who has been an avid kayak angler for over a decade. Emmett Hall,, "Anglers hook up with extreme action in Sailfish Smackdown challenge," 11 Mar. 2018 The right sleeve of the jersey will have a unique Anglers of Aberdeen patch, featuring an angler in a Harford County Anglers of Aberdeen bucket hat. The Aegis, "IronBirds to be Harford Anglers of Aberdeen during Bassmaster Elite series," 3 May 2018 Lakeport, north of San Francisco, is the county seat and a popular destination for bass anglers and boaters on the shores of Clear Lake. Marcio Jose Sanchez, The Seattle Times, "Twin wildfires threatening 10,000 California homes," 30 July 2018 From here on, most anglers will focus on the Mainstem Clearwater — the Upper and Lower sections remain open, and the middle section reopened July 7. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "Warm Lake offers chance to beat the heat, catch some fish near Cascade," 9 July 2018 In Ohio, trout season runs from September to May. Some anglers use artificial lures called flies, while others prefer baited hooks. Kaylee Remington,, "Boy dies after being pulled from Mill Creek Falls in Cleveland, officials say," 14 Apr. 2018 Most anglers use 6 to 8 pound test mono on bream-buster type long rods for this action. Frank Sargeant,, "Friday Fishing Report," 6 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of angler

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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