scal·​lop·​er ˈskä-lə-pər How to pronounce scalloper (audio)
: a person who dredges for or gathers scallops
: a boat equipped and used to dredge for scallops

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The vessel has been identified as the F/V Leonardo, a scalloper homeported in New Bedford., 25 Nov. 2019 David Frulla, a lawyer who represents the Fisheries Survival Fund, said his scalloper clients would still consider this large section of water to be closed off to them under the new plan, for safety reasons., 20 Nov. 2019 On Saturday, Bretal and Vega boarded a scalloper and embarked on a fishing trip that took a horrifying turn when their vessel apparently capsized and sank Sunday about 28 miles off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, according to the US Coast Guard., 26 Nov. 2019 The four men on the scalloper, which had left from New Bedford, Massachusetts, did not appear to be wearing life jackets, Noel said. Ben Kesslen, NBC News, 25 Nov. 2019 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., 22 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1881, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of scalloper was circa 1881

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“Scalloper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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