sport·​fish·​er·​man | \ ˈspȯrt-ˌfi-shər-mən How to pronounce sportfisherman (audio) \

Definition of sportfisherman

: a motorboat equipped for sportfishing

Examples of sportfisherman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rodulfo Figueroa, left, head of Mexico’s federal immigration office in Baja California, during a news conference on Tuesday in San Diego to address Mexico’s requirements for U.S. sportfishermen. San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 July 2019 Every few minutes a big sportfisherman or ferry churned up deep-troughed wake, over which the boat floated level like a duck. Dan Neil, WSJ, 28 June 2018 Boats: Powerboats include motoryachts, superyachts (100 feet and longer), cruisers and sportfishermen. Steve Waters, miamiherald, 11 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 The harvests angered sportfishermen, who complained that the trimming procedure drove fish way. Gary Robbins,, 1 Sep. 2017 The author, a keen sportfisherman, takes us with him on travels throughout the region, introducing us in each chapter to different river systems, types of fisheries, kitchens, restoration efforts and people engaged at every level with salmon. Nancy Lord, Alaska Dispatch News, 1 July 2017

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1937, in the meaning defined above

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“Sportfisherman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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