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

Definition of angler

1 : one that angles

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The angler, John Amann, accidently caught the Kemp's ridley sea turtle — the most endangered of all sea turtles — on Monday, according to the Savannah Morning News. Madeline Farber, Fox News, "Georgia angler reels in rare Kemp's ridley sea turtle," 19 Sep. 2018 CROIX FALLS - Some anglers like to offer fish something new. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Retro outing proves fishing fun - and gear - is timeless," 14 July 2018 Locals, most of them who live on the water, are anglers themselves, and everybody watches Bassmasters. Kyle Mcfadden, The Aegis, "Bassmaster Elite Series fishing tournament all set for new launch site in Flying Point Park," 10 July 2018 Another situation, this one with real legal consequences and potential ramifications for a whole group of anglers, also occasionally crops up at boat ramps, mostly during summer and mostly on rivers and a handful of reservoirs. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Boat ramps a gateway to fun or frustration," 28 June 2018 The anglers, whose guns were openly displayed on their hips, cited a state law that allows people to carry a firearm while fishing, hunting, camping or attending a gun show, said Miami Beach Police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez. Susannah Bryan,, "Six anglers allowed to fish in South Beach with guns on their hips," 24 June 2018 Club meetings are open to all anglers, 50 and over. Ernie Cowan,, "The cats come out at night," 23 June 2018 However, anglers, diggers and crabbers must obey all other rules such as size restrictions, bag limits, closures, gear, etc. Bill Monroe,, "Free-Fishing weekend approaches in Oregon," 25 May 2018 Washington Park buzzed with anglers, during the annual Sheila Schmidt Family Fishing Night. Dennis Hohenberger, Courant Community, "Fishing Night Brings Out The Families," 22 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 How to pronounce angler (audio) \

Kids Definition of angler

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

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