trawl·​er·​man ˈtrȯ-lər-mən How to pronounce trawlerman (audio)
: one who mans a trawler

Examples of trawlerman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As Edinburgh and Dublin clash in distant boardrooms, Irish trawlermen continue to drop nets around Rockall, now under the watchful eye of Scottish enforcement vessels. Greg Noone, Smithsonian, 30 Oct. 2019 Nancy Astor meeting trawlermen on the Barbican, 1919 The Box (Plymouth Museums Galleries Archives) But the letters Astor received were not always positive. Suyin Haynes, Time, 2 Dec. 2019 These trawlermen have come back from the North Atlantic, where conditions are treacherous. Greg Noone, Smithsonian, 30 Oct. 2019 Last year, its trawlermen landed almost 200,000 tonnes of fish, helping to feed a burgeoning national export market for seafood. Greg Noone, Smithsonian, 30 Oct. 2019 During last year’s Brexit referendum campaign, a flotilla of trawlermen steamed up the Thames to protest against European Union fishing quotas. The Economist, 5 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1633, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of trawlerman was in 1633

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“Trawlerman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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