Definition of trawler
1 : a boat used in trawling
2 : a person who fishes by trawling
Recent Examples of trawler from the Web
Douglas Wagoner, a Larsen spokesman, said the congressman had learned about the issue with the trawler the week before, and 225 Dakota Creek workers urged him to take action.
For the last two weeks, a crew of scientists aboard a trawler have surveyed Australia’s marine reserves, cataloging the region's unusual deep sea creatures.
There’s no tracking system for all these trollers and trawlers.
Less than a year after ramming a Japanese fishing trawler and sending it to the bottom with all hands, the submarine USS Greenville collided with another naval vessel off the coast of Oman.
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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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