angling

noun
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 About that … Last July, in the middle of media days, the Houston Chronicle broke the story of Texas and OU angling to join the nation’s most prominent league. Brent Zwerneman, San Antonio Express-News, 17 July 2022 Careful positioning and angling of the microphones enhances the performance of the headphones even in the noisiest environments. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 29 June 2022 Elephants are extremely social by nature, roaming in herds and communicating with one another in everything from low-frequency rumbles to the slight angling of their bodies. New York Times, 14 June 2022 Elephants are extremely social by nature, roaming in herds and communicating with one another in everything from low-frequency rumbles to the slight angling of their bodies. Ed Shanahan, BostonGlobe.com, 14 June 2022 But in lakes with small panfish that feature decent growth rates and good habitat and high angling harvest, the 15/5 regulation is looking like a very promising tool to produce larger size structure. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 27 May 2022 More angling was also approved upriver from Bonneville to the Oregon/Washington border on May 26 and 28. Bill Monroe, oregonlive, 18 May 2022 The angling of the walls is purposeful—tilting toward Wilshire Boulevard as a gesture of openness, but away from the temple out of ostensible deference (a move that actually calls attention to itself). Michael J. Lewis, WSJ, 24 Mar. 2022 And the Mercury Marine Hawg Trough Fishing Stage will host fishing seminars by more than a dozen angling experts, including Hurt, a veteran of the Bassmaster and MLF pro fishing tours. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of angling

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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9 Aug 2022

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“Angling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angling. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for angling

angling

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

Kids Definition of angling

: fishing with hook and line for pleasure

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