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 In November, Clark Wendlandt of Leander nailed down the title of Bassmaster Elite Series angler of the year. Matt Williams, Dallas News, "80-year-old grandma shooting buck from kitchen lead memorable moments in difficult year," 2 Jan. 2021 Earlier this month, a Texas angler reeled in a possible world and state-record marbled grouper during an offshore fishing trip in Port Aransas., "Express Briefing: Saying goodbye to beloved San Antonio businesses," 23 Dec. 2020 Few things are more exciting for an angler than having the ability to see underwater. Kristine Fischer, Outdoor Life, "A Last-Minute Fishing Gift Guide for the Diehard Angler on Your List," 17 Dec. 2020 An angler from Boca Raton, who is relatively new to the sport, surprised himself by coming through and winning the Summer Slam. Emmett Hall,, "Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament Summer Slam a welcome reprieve to anglers," 10 Sep. 2020 First place went to an angler who had the disadvantage of fishing solo. Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle, "Delta dilemma: fishing or fresh water?," 10 Dec. 2020 Another angler hooked a kingfish off the Jupiter ledge that was in the 70-pound range but a shark cut it in half. Emmett Hall,, "Big Dog Tackle Kingfish Battle brings out the best in skilled anglers," 3 Dec. 2020 Another angler had a near-identical experience at Bde Maka Ska on Oct 23. Bob Timmons, Star Tribune, "For second time on same Minneapolis lake in recent weeks, anglers land whopper muskies," 9 Nov. 2020 An angler in Fishers, Ind., cruising along the Geist Reservoir this week spotted something strange on his boat’s sonar that appeared to be a car stuck at the bottom. Gary Gastelu, Fox News, "Indiana fisherman finds Chevrolet Camaro stolen in 1988 at the bottom of reservoir," 14 Oct. 2020

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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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The first known use of angler was in the 15th century

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10 Jan 2021

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“Angler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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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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