sport·​fish·​er·​man ˈspȯrt-ˌfi-shər-mən How to pronounce sportfisherman (audio)
: a motorboat equipped for sportfishing

Examples of sportfisherman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The boat is tournament-ready for the hardy few who opt for a center console over a more traditional sportfisherman but also has the creature comforts for a group of friends or family who want to throw out some lines on a weekend cruise. Kevin Koenig, Robb Report, 16 Jan. 2023 Petersburg area, include the 108-foot Sunseeker Casino Royale, the Buddy Davis sportfisherman Permit, and the racing sailing yacht En Garde. Michael Verdon, Robb Report, 26 Jan. 2023 Even the big wake from a passing sportfisherman did little to upset the EX’s poise and balance. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 21 Dec. 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sportfisherman was in 1937

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“Sportfisherman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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