fisherman

noun fish·er·man \ ˈfi-shər-mən \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 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

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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FISHERMAN Defined for English Language Learners

fisherman

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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