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 lawyer recalled how the woman said her husband worked on a trawler at sea, but didn't know where he could be located. Leif Coorlim And Thomas Page, CNN, "Stolen son: The child traffickers preying on the Rohingya," 31 Aug. 2019 Lyle Britt, a NOAA Fisheries biologist who oversees the agency's annual Bering Sea groundfish survey, was on a trawler east of the island of Saint Matthew during the first week of July. Dan Joling, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska records its warmest month ever in July, and future records are likely," 17 Aug. 2019 Lyle Britt, a NOAA Fisheries biologist who oversees the agency's annual Bering Sea groundfish survey, was on a trawler east of the island of Saint Matthew during the first week of July. Dan Joling, chicagotribune.com, "Alaska sees warmest month ever, with melting sea ice, more wildfires and thousands of walruses coming ashore," 18 Aug. 2019 That new land is preventing Mr. Ingólfsson from acquiring bigger-capacity trawlers that his competitors use. Liz Alderman, New York Times, "What Worries Iceland? A World Without Ice. It Is Preparing.," 9 Aug. 2019 According to Project Seahorse, trawlers drag an area of seabed twice the size of the continental United States, every year. Sarah Lazarus, CNN, "Used as a natural Viagra in Chinese medicine, seahorse numbers are declining," 6 June 2019 Soon afterwards a growing fleet of Chinese fishing trawlers, many of them flying large red flags, surrounded the McCampbell. The Economist, "China crisis: October 2020," 4 July 2019 Life here revolves around a waterfront lined with weathered trawlers. National Geographic, "Discover a Swedish seaside town that’s obsessed with oysters," 29 Apr. 2019 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

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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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