trawl·​er·​man | \ ˈtrȯ-lər-mən How to pronounce trawlerman (audio) \

Definition of trawlerman

2 : one who mans a trawler

Examples of trawlerman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last year, its trawlermen landed almost 200,000 tonnes of fish, helping to feed a burgeoning national export market for seafood. Greg Noone, Smithsonian, "This Tiny, Uninhabitable Islet in the North Atlantic Has Been Attracting Fishermen and Adventurers for Decades," 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, "A spat about seafood shows the compromises that Brexit will force," 5 July 2017

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First Known Use of trawlerman

1633, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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