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
fishermen sorting out their catch
Recent Examples of fisherman from the Web
The state requires fishermen to be legally admitted to the U.S. to get fishing licenses.
Seven airmen were saved by rescuers and local fishermen, but three members of the Tulsamerican’s crew did not survive.
Milstein said the rule would impose unnecessary conditions on sword-fishing fleets, pointing out that fishermen are already taking proactive action to prevent entanglement of other animals.
But June and July is the height of the salmon run that brings tens of thousands of anglers and dipnet fishermen to the Kenai River, which is world-known for its record-sized Chinook.
Madson's body was found days later by fisherman on the shores of a lake 50 miles north of Minneapolis, with gunshot wounds to his head.
Many of them have set up units in Britain to buy quotas from British fishermen.
But Stock Island also has its own distinct character as an industrial area home to commercial fisherman, setting it apart from the touristy gimmicks of Key West.
For fishermen and seafood lovers, there is good news about two species of rockfish.
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First Known Use of fisherman
FISHERMAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fisherman for English Language Learners
: a person (especially a man) who catches fish
FISHERMAN Defined for Kids
Definition of fisherman for Students
: a person who fishes
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