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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Synonyms for angling


bend, cock, inclination, list, tilt, tip

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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

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Also from Pickwick, Captain Brian Barton says bass angling has picked up significantly on the channel edges and offshore shell bars with the cooler weather and added current flow from rains. Frank Sargeant,, "Friday Fishing Report: Get latest reports on what’s biting," 14 June 2019 Summer chinook angling will begin June 16 upriver from the dam, but is delayed until June 22 below the dam. Bill Monroe,, "Spring chinook fishing to reopen on Columbia River," 23 May 2018 The pond is open for fishing to youths and adults with disability angling permits from April through Auguse. Bill Monroe,, "Youngsters' fishing day in Gresham offers tackle and trout," 25 May 2018 In addition to camaraderie and angling, a raft provides a platform to enjoy wildlife sightings along the river. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "They love fishing, so they set cabins afloat: Wolf River rafts are 'home' to some anglers," 20 June 2018 The room opens onto several others overflowing with fascinating angling displays that run the technological gamut from a bone hook from around 10,000 B.C. in Netherlands, a hooks and line from 3,000 B.C., reindeer antler harpoons from France circa. John Goodspeed, San Antonio Express-News, "German hunting, fishing museum spans history back to the stone age," 14 June 2018 After a little slush-fund corruption scandal, a bit of political angling, and a no-confidence vote, the country’s parliament ousted Mariano Rajoy, the guy who had been prime minister and leader of the conservative Popular Party (P.P.) since 2011. Kenzie Bryant, Vanities, "Is the Hot Politician Evil?: A Parlor Game for Our Broken Era," 1 June 2018 This program is designed to teach anglers of all levels the essentials of fly fishing, while encouraging angling as a family activity. 9 a.m. Izaak Walton League Sportsman Chapter, 5018 Onion Road, Pylesville. Allana Haynes,, "Summer festivals, fairs and other events in Harford County and around the state," 24 May 2018 But Bennett cast doubt on the angling-for-a-pardon theory. Washington Post, "Flynn stumps for GOP candidates while awaiting sentencing," 11 May 2018

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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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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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