eel·​ing | \ ˈē-liŋ How to pronounce eeling (audio) \

Definition of eeling

: the activity or business of catching eels go eeling Once the eeling peters out in late May or early June, he'll go back to lobstering for the summer.— Jamie Kageleiry

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Recent Examples on the Web As the communities coexisted, settlers intensified the fishery as cultural Mi’kmaw eeling declined. Karen Pinchin, Smithsonian, "The Epic Fight Over the Enigmatic Eel," 5 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of eeling

1780, in the meaning defined above

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“Eeling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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