scal·​lop·​er | \ ˈskä-lə-pər How to pronounce scalloper (audio) , ˈska-, ˈskȯ-\

Definition of scalloper

1 : a person who dredges for or gathers scallops
2 : a boat equipped and used to dredge for scallops

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The scallop industry is thriving as a result of years of conservative management that has allowed the valuable shellfish to grow undisturbed, said Jimmy Wotton, a scalloper based out of Friendship, Maine., "Stories you may have missed from the world of business," 22 July 2019

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First Known Use of scalloper

circa 1881, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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