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

Examples of eeling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the communities coexisted, settlers intensified the fishery as cultural Mi’kmaw eeling declined. Karen Pinchin, Smithsonian, 5 Feb. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1780, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eeling was in 1780

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

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