gill·​net·​ter ˈgil-ˌne-tər How to pronounce gillnetter (audio)
: a boat equipped for or engaged in fishing with gill nets
also : a person who fishes with a gill net

Examples of gillnetter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Snooks Moore comes from a long line of commercial Cook Inlet fishers and is herself a sixth-generation gillnetter. Anchorage Daily News, 12 Mar. 2022 The price tag on working gillnetters can be as low as ten grand for an out-of-repair fiberglass Rawson or as much as $400,000 for a fancy new aluminum drift boat with full refrigeration. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, 7 July 2018 The catch there this year calls for 19,000 kings and 942,000 sockeye salmon targeted by a fleet of more than 500 drift gillnetters. Laine Welch, Anchorage Daily News, 15 May 2018 In Puget Sound, gillnetter Pete Knutson competes against 70-foot purse seiners that are usually corporate-owned. Richard Adams Carey, WSJ, 25 Apr. 2018 Commercial trawlers, seiners and gillnetters sometimes catch them off the southern coasts of California, north to the Bering Sea and in waters off Japan. Author: Kyle Clayton, Anchorage Daily News, 18 Feb. 2018 Could the state reduce the number of commercial setnet salmon fishermen in Cook Inlet, possibly leaving more fish for dipnetters, commercial gillnetters and sportfishermen? Nathaniel Herz, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Jan. 2018 That averaged out to $74,000 for drift gillnetters, $54,000 for setnetters and $313,500 for seiners. Laine Welch, Alaska Dispatch News, 29 Oct. 2017 Think trawlers, gillnetters, purse seiners, longliners and pots. Port Of Seattle, The Seattle Times, 6 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gillnetter was circa 1889

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“Gillnetter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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