angling

noun an·gling \ ˈaŋ-gliŋ \
|Updated on: 14 Jun 2018

Definition of angling

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

Examples of angling in a Sentence

  1. an angling adventure in the mountains

  2. his angling of the picture made everything else on the wall look crooked

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First Known Use of angling

15th century

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angling Synonyms

Synonyms

bend, cock, inclination, list, tilt, tip;

Related Words

turn, twist, veer;

bow, dip, nod;


ANGLING Defined for English Language Learners

angling

Definition of angling for English Language Learners

  • : the activity or sport of fishing for pleasure


ANGLING Defined for Kids

angling

noun an·gling \ ˈaŋ-gliŋ \

Definition of angling for Students

: fishing with hook and line for pleasure


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