an·​gling | \ ˈaŋ-gliŋ How to pronounce angling (audio) \

Definition of angling

: the action of one who angles especially : the action or sport of fishing with hook and line

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Examples of angling in a Sentence

an angling adventure in the mountains his angling of the picture made everything else on the wall look crooked
Recent Examples on the Web Harris, however, is not the only senior angling for a late arrival on the two-deep. Nathan Baird, cleveland, "Ohio State football’s Jaylen Harris, a Cleveland Heights grad, having ‘best offseason’ of his career," 6 Mar. 2020 Growing up, ice fishing was the angling of last resort. Steve Macone, New York Times, "Ice Fishing Is Fun!," 4 Mar. 2020 Where hunting and angling seasons suffer the most is in states where out-of-staters must self-quarantine for 14 days. The Editors, Field & Stream, "How COVID-19 Will Impact Your Fishing And Hunting Seasons," 7 Apr. 2020 Snag one of the conversation-starting pieces, and a full 100 percent of the proceeds go toward Bring Change to Mind, a non-profit angling to reduce the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness. Lauren Swanson, Allure, "21 Brands Supporting Charities for International Women's Day 2020," 6 Mar. 2020 No angling or shellfish license or tag is required for anyone to fish on either day, although size, species and bag limits are in effect. oregonlive, "Oregon’s first free-fishing weekend of the year set for Saturday, Sunday," 14 Feb. 2020 Despite these conservation benefits, circle hooks don’t work in every angling situation. Popular Science, "Releasing a caught fish isn’t as simple as tossing it overboard," 11 Feb. 2020 On open fishing days, boat angling is only allowed upstream to Beacon Rock, with bank angling open from Warrior Rock to Bonneville Dam. oregonlive, "Lackluster forecast for Columbia River spring chinook leads to fragmented fishing season," 20 Feb. 2020 The discharge chute adjusts left to right, up and down for precise angling of your output. Popular Science, "Electric snow blowers that ease the pain of shoveling," 23 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of angling

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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2 May 2020

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“Angling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of angling

: the activity or sport of fishing for pleasure


an·​gling | \ ˈaŋ-gliŋ How to pronounce angling (audio) \

Kids Definition of angling

: fishing with hook and line for pleasure

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