Definition of trawler
1 : a boat used in trawling
2 : a person who fishes by trawling
Recent Examples of trawler from the Web
Heavily lotioned breasts swiveled in all directions like turret guns on a tank, while here and there penises wiggled, waggled, and flopped, flashing in the Mexican sunlight like perch in a trawler's net.
Its patrol ships have chased illegal trawlers almost as...
Off Texas, the U.S. Coast Guard helped the four-member crew of a shrimp trawler limp back to shore at Freeport after the crew radioed in distress amid fears of sinking early Wednesday.
Rough seas also led to the rescue of a shrimp trawler in danger of sinking off the coast of Texas.
The Coast Guard said the crew of the trawler Footprint was about 80 miles southeast of Galveston when the crew radioed that the vessel was taking on water faster than onboard pumps could clear it.
The U.S. Coast Guard said crew of the trawler Footprint was about 80 miles southeast of Galveston when the crew radioed that the vessel was taking on water faster than onboard pumps could clear it.
By Avi Selk, The Washington Post In the cold waters of the North Sea, trawlers catch all manner of unintended things.
But climate change, trawlers poaching in their waters, and overfishing of large predatory fish stocks has placed the islands at risk.
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First Known Use of trawler
TRAWLER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of trawler for English Language Learners
: a boat that is used for catching fish with a large net (called a trawl)
TRAWLER Defined for Kids
Definition of trawler for Students
: a boat used for fishing with a large net dragged along the sea bottom
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