fisherman

noun
fish·​er·​man | \ ˈfi-shər-mən How to pronounce fisherman (audio) \

Definition of fisherman

1 : one who engages in fishing as an occupation or for pleasure
2 : a ship used in commercial fishing

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Synonyms for fisherman

Synonyms

fisher

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Examples of fisherman in a Sentence

fishermen sorting out their catch

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The site also has strong connections to Christianity; it was believed that archangel Michael stood on the western side of the Mount to warn fishermen away from its perilous, rocky shores. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Calling All Green Thumbs! A Legendary British Island Is Looking to Hire a Resident Gardener," 5 June 2019 The challenge is convincing fishermen or farmers to apply technology at the source. Nell Lewis, CNN, "Could blockchain help you become a more ethical shopper?," 5 June 2019 Environmentalists and an Alaska fisherman had requested to be considered victims of Carnival Corp.'s actions. Taylor Dolven, Caitlin Ostroff, Anchorage Daily News, "Carnival Corp. pleads guilty to pollution probation violations, agrees to $20 million fine," 4 June 2019 About 10,000 Gloucester fishermen have died at sea. James R. Carroll, USA TODAY, "Cape Ann, Massachusetts: A charming alternative to Cape Cod with sandy beaches and fried clams," 3 June 2019 The food on Crete is excellent, but less expected, derived more from shepherds’ labors, goat and lamb, than from fishermen’s (the island, it is said, was besieged for too long to allow the development of a normal fishing fleet). Adam Gopnik, Town & Country, "My First Visit to the Greek Islands Turned Out to Be a Journey Home," 20 May 2019 In fact, the season 15 premiere kicked off on an incredibly somber note as the show honored three fisherman who lost their lives. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "'Deadliest Catch' Season 15 Premiere Pays Tribute to Fishermen Who Lost Their Lives," 14 Apr. 2019 The attack happened just hours after a fisherman was killed by a different hippo on the same lake, Fox reported. Erin Florio, Condé Nast Traveler, "Tourist Killed by Hippo Near Kenya's Lake Naivasha," 13 Aug. 2018 Perfect that the restaurant’s tiles look like fish scales since this is a fisherman’s beach. 👉 for more. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, "A Design Lover's Guide to the Baja Peninsula," 29 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of fisherman

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of fisherman was in the 15th century

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fisherman

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fisherman

: a person (especially a man) who catches fish

fisherman

noun
fish·​er·​man | \ ˈfi-shər-mən How to pronounce fisherman (audio) \
plural fishermen\ -​mən \

Kids Definition of fisherman

: a person who fishes

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