an·​gling ˈaŋ-gliŋ How to pronounce angling (audio)
: the action of one who angles
especially : the action or sport of fishing with hook and line

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 Researchers hope such intricate angling could one day enable bone implants to physically interlock with a patient’s existing bone, potentially even without needing bone cement. Andrew Paul, Popular Science, 6 Dec. 2023 Successful party boat angling requires a little pre-planning, coordination, and a willingness to work with others. Joe Cermele, Field & Stream, 8 Nov. 2023 Elsewhere, ice fishing derbies are canceling angling and toboggan chutes are screeching to a halt. Jesse McKinley, New York Times, 21 Feb. 2023 Much of the angling effort for sheepshead is in the southeast, from Maryland through the Carolinas and Florida and along the Gulf Coast, though record fish have been caught as far north as New Jersey. Outdoor Life, 20 Sep. 2023 Match the features of the kayak to your angling and paddling demands, and have fun on the water this season. Jerry Audet, Field & Stream, 11 Apr. 2023 Seeing those results from an angling perspective, of course, could take decades. Joe Cermele, Outdoor Life, 16 Aug. 2023 Hemingway Days began Tuesday and will include literary readings, a commemoration of the 124th anniversary of his July 21 birthday, a museum exhibit of rare Hemingway memorabilia and a three-day marlin tournament recalling his passion for deep-sea angling. Eric Lagatta, USA TODAY, 22 July 2023 In the end, there is no single fishing reel that can handle every style of saltwater angling. Jerry Audet, Field & Stream, 19 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Angling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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an·​gling ˈaŋ-gliŋ How to pronounce angling (audio)
: fishing with hook and line for pleasure

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