angling

noun an·gling \ ˈaŋ-gliŋ \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

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

angling Synonyms

Synonyms
tilt, bend, cock, inclination, list, tip
Related Words
turn, twist, veer; bow, dip, nod

ANGLING Defined for English Language Learners

angling

noun

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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