trawl·​er ˈtrȯ-lər How to pronounce trawler (audio)
: a boat used in trawling
: a person who fishes by trawling

Examples of trawler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Today bigger and much more sophisticated intelligence vessels have replaced the AGI trawlers. David Axe, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 Two months later, a helicopter that had been accompanying a tuna trawler spotted Shaddock’s boat off the coast of Mexico. Michael Lee Simpson, Peoplemag, 19 July 2023 The designer brought a sense of grace to the five-stateroom vessel—no small feat for what is essentially a large trawler. Christopher King, Robb Report, 27 Feb. 2024 For anyone looking to travel to remote places with choppy waters, a trawler is a great option, which is why a Dutch entrepreneur wound up converting one into his ultimate explorer yacht. Julia Zaltzman, Robb Report, 14 Feb. 2024 And at the time, Soviet trawlers were prowling the area. John Metcalfe, The Mercury News, 30 Jan. 2024 Read Next Deep-sea creature — able to glow in the dark — caught by trawlers. Daniella Segura, Sacramento Bee, 21 Feb. 2024 Scintilla Maris Deep-sea fishing trawlers are never described as glamorous. Julia Zaltzman, Robb Report, 14 Feb. 2024 Scintilla Maris is a 150-foot explorer yacht built on the recycled hull of a single-prop fishing trawler. Julia Zaltzman, Robb Report, 14 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1629, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of trawler was in 1629

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“Trawler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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trawl·​er ˈtrȯ-lər How to pronounce trawler (audio)
: a boat used for trawling

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