angling

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noun an·gling \ˈaŋ-gliŋ\

Definition of angling

  1. :  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


ANGLING Defined for English Language Learners

angling

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Definition of angling for English Language Learners

  • : the activity or sport of fishing for pleasure


ANGLING Defined for Kids

angling

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noun an·gling \ˈaŋ-gliŋ\

Definition of angling for Students

  1. :  fishing with hook and line for pleasure



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