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

Examples of scalloper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The vessel has been identified as the F/V Leonardo, a scalloper homeported in New Bedford., "The Coast Guard continues to search the waters off Martha’s Vineyard Monday for three fishermen missing from a New Bedford scalloper that apparently capsized and sank Sunday night.," 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., "Persuading fishermen to toe the line could be crucial to the nascent industry’s survival. Construction was about to begin on what would have been the first major offshore wind farm in the US until Interior Secretary David Bernhardt," 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., "Longtime fisherman, stepson among missing after boat apparently capsizes - The Boston Globe," 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, "One fisherman rescued, 3 missing after boat sinks off Martha's Vineyard," 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., "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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“Scalloper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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