wa·​ter·​fowl·​er ˈwȯ-tər-ˌfau̇-lər How to pronounce waterfowler (audio)
: a hunter of waterfowl
waterfowling noun

Examples of waterfowler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yamane worries that the state will come down hard on waterfowlers who unintentionally take trumpeters. Andrew McKean, Outdoor Life, 10 May 2023 Neoprene: For many waterfowlers, neoprene hip boots are mandatory hunting equipment. Morgan Lyle, Field & Stream, 20 Mar. 2023 On November 10th , 1940, the forecast called for just the sort of weather that would answer the waterfowler’s prayers. Steve Meyer, Anchorage Daily News, 30 Oct. 2021 That is pure blasphemy to the waterfowler who expects to have some action right at or a bit before sunrise. Steve Meyer, Anchorage Daily News, 5 Sep. 2021 The smart waterfowler won’t waste $1 shot shells in an attempt to eradicate it. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, 18 July 2021 These projects will keep you busy, and make this season one to remember For the diehard waterfowler, there is no off-season. Joseph Albanese, Outdoor Life, 26 May 2020 For new hunters, your best bet is to tag along with an experienced waterfowler, who can hopefully lend you a pair of waders (which aren’t cheap). The Editors, Outdoor Life, 3 June 2020 There is no hunting group more fanatical about gear than waterfowlers. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, 21 Jan. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of waterfowler was in 1888

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“Waterfowler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waterfowler. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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