fisherman

noun fish·er·man \ ˈfi-shər-mən \
Updated on: 21 Feb 2018

Definition of fisherman

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

Examples of fisherman in a Sentence

  1. fishermen sorting out their catch

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First Known Use of fisherman

15th century

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FISHERMAN Defined for English Language Learners

fisherman

noun

Definition of fisherman for English Language Learners

  • : a person (especially a man) who catches fish


FISHERMAN Defined for Kids

fisherman

noun fish·er·man \ ˈfi-shər-mən \

Definition of fisherman for Students

plural fishermen \-mən\
: a person who fishes


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