trawler

noun
trawl·​er | \ ˈtrȯ-lər How to pronounce trawler (audio) \

Definition of trawler

1 : a boat used in trawling
2 : a person who fishes by trawling

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The Pacific Fishery Management Council has approved a plan to protect more coral, sponges, reefs and other sensitive animals and formations from the nets of bottom trawlers that work off the West Coast. Hal Bernton, The Seattle Times, "Conservationists, West Coast bottom fishermen embrace ‘grand bargain’," 16 Apr. 2018 The 835-foot long Ocean Breeze Fishing Pier is a popular spot for catching striped bass and flounder, but even the fishing is slow this year, trawlers said. WSJ, "The New York City Beach That Doesn’t Make Waves," 19 June 2018 The internet was ablaze with frantic trawlers for spare flamethrowers. Allison Barrie, Fox News, "Elon Musk thrusts civilian flamethrowers into the spotlight," 23 Mar. 2018 Jimmy Ruhle, owner of a 95-foot trawler, has been fishing from North Carolina to New England for 54 years. Robert Lee Hotz, WSJ, "Climate Change Drives Fish Into New Waters, Remaking an Industry," 22 Dec. 2018 Set on the Chesapeake Bay, Annapolis went on to become a pivotal port for Civil War munitions, then was a fishing city (though, nowadays most of the trawlers have now been replaced by pleasure boats). Condé Nast Traveler, "The Most Beautiful Towns in America," 21 Sep. 2018 Images later published in Thai media showed fishing vessels rescuing people from the large, circular rafts, huddling together for warmth on the deck of a trawler. James Hookway, WSJ, "Dozens Missing After Tourist Boat Capsizes in Thailand," 6 July 2018 Aboard a wooden fishing trawler of about 65 feet, Fèlix Boquera helps ready the trawl net for the day’s work—the pursuit of the gamba roja, red shrimp. Wendy Mitman Clarke, Smithsonian, "How a Fallback to Historic Traditions Might Save Catalonia’s Red Shrimp Fishery," 5 July 2018 Sharks are killed both by targeted fishing for their fins and as bycatch, caught by trawlers and long-line fishermen seeking other species. Washington Post, "Sandy-ravaged aquarium opens splashy new shark exhibit," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of trawler

1629, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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trawler

noun

English Language Learners Definition of trawler

: a boat that is used for catching fish with a large net (called a trawl)

trawler

noun
trawl·​er | \ ˈtrȯ-lər How to pronounce trawler (audio) \

Kids Definition of trawler

: a boat used for fishing with a large net dragged along the sea bottom

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