wa·​ter·​fowl·​er | \ ˈwȯ-tər-ˌfau̇-lər How to pronounce waterfowler (audio) , ˈwä- \

Definition of waterfowler

: a hunter of waterfowl

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from waterfowler

waterfowling \ ˈwȯ-​tər-​ˌfau̇-​liŋ How to pronounce waterfowling (audio) , ˈwä-​ \ noun

Examples of waterfowler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "4 Off-Season Waterfowl Projects that Will Improve Your Decoy Spread (and Your Home)," 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, "How to Hunt: A Step-by-Step Guide for New Adult Hunters," 3 June 2020 There is no hunting group more fanatical about gear than waterfowlers. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, "The Best New Waterfowl Gear at SHOT Show 2020," 21 Jan. 2020 Sure pointing and wonderfully slick, the Model 12 was the gun to have among waterfowlers through the first half of the 20th century. Phil Bourjaily, Field & Stream, "15 Best Duck and Goose Guns Ever," 17 Sep. 2019 The corrosion-resistant nature of the stock quickly drew the attention of waterfowlers, making the Nova a mainstay in the duck blind. Joseph Albanese, Field & Stream, "9 New and Used Shotguns for Hunting and Home Defense," 24 Apr. 2020 Most waterfowlers are not going to spend $100 for a box of 10 shotgun shells. Alex Robinson, Outdoor Life, "5 Top Custom Shotshells That Are Better Than Steel," 8 Jan. 2020 Aside from being known primarily by their initials (SBE and BPS), both guns share a warm spot in the hearts of many hunters, especially waterfowlers. Phil Bourjaily, Field & Stream, "Shotgun Review: Why Does the Benelli Super Black Eagle 3 Shoot High?," 18 Sep. 2019 Increasingly, the same applies to mallards, the most populous and popular duck in North America and a bird valued by Texas waterfowlers. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Survey says … ducks numbers way down in Texas," 7 Feb. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'waterfowler.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of waterfowler

1888, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about waterfowler

Time Traveler for waterfowler

Time Traveler

The first known use of waterfowler was in 1888

See more words from the same year

Statistics for waterfowler

Last Updated

21 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Waterfowler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waterfowler. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

Comments on waterfowler

What made you want to look up waterfowler? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

July 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • papercraft sunset
  • Which is a synonym of mien?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!