an·​gler | \ˈaŋ-glər \

Definition of angler 

1 : one that angles

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More than 160 hunters, trappers, and anglers from around the state attended the Sunday afternoon repast. Kevin Riordan,, "Bear, boar, pickerel and politics on N.J. 'Wild Game Night' menu | Kevin Riordan," 10 Apr. 2018 The Northwest Angle goes to war to protect its anglers. Ken Jennings, Condé Nast Traveler, "This Tiny Minnesota Town Is Completely Surrounded by Canada," 5 Nov. 2018 In many instances, this work is done not only by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources but also by volunteers from nonprofit conservation organizations, including those whose membership includes hunters and anglers. Michigan Wildlife Council, Detroit Free Press, "Fishing enthusiasts hooked on conservation," 26 June 2018 Migrating birds and animals are not as fortunate as hunters and anglers. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, "It’s still winter in the Alaska Range, which is both good and bad," 13 May 2018 The company’s stainless-steel mugs were a hard-to-find holiday-gift item in 2015, and its ice chests rocketed to popularity among hunters and anglers—and also became a popular target for thieves. Maureen Farrell, WSJ, "Cooler-Maker Yeti Puts IPO Plans on Ice," 26 Mar. 2018 An angler fishing in the weekly Lake Jacomo Bass Tournament got quite a surprise recently. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star, kansascity, "Lake Jacomo fisherman happens across a monster while fishing for bass," 13 June 2018 Spring is an exciting time of year for Michigan fishermen, aka anglers. Michigan Wildlife Council, Detroit Free Press, "Angling for a better Michigan economy," 28 May 2018 In the picture, Booth holds a shimmering permit, a game fish found on South Florida's endless shallow flats, beloved by anglers for its powerful runs and fierce fight, and almost never featured on menus. Jenny Staletovich, miamiherald, "Anglers have fought to protect this fish. So how did it wind up on a Miami Beach menu? | Miami Herald," 15 May 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 \

Kids Definition of angler

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

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