American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who fishes with a hook.
- n. A scheming person.
- n. An anglerfish.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who angles; a fisher with rod and line.
- n. The fish Lophius piscatorius, the typical representative of the family Lophiidæ (which see). The name was introduced by Pennant in place of the earlier names fishing-frog and frogfish, in allusion to its attracting small fish, which are its prey, by the movement of certain filaments attached to the head and mouth. It is found on the coasts of Europe and America.
- n. A general name of the pediculate fishes, from the presence of a modified free dorsal spine, or ‘fishing-rod,’ above the mouth.
- n. A person who fishes with a hook and line.
- n. An angler fish.
- n. Someone who tries to work an angle; a person who schemes or has an ulterior motive.
- n. obsolete, slang Pilferers or petty thieves, who, with a stick having a hook at the end, steal goods out of shop-windows, grates, etc.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who angles.
- n. (Zoöl.) A fish (Lophius piscatorius), of Europe and America, having a large, broad, and depressed head, with the mouth very large. Peculiar appendages on the head are said to be used to entice fishes within reach. Called also
fishing frog, frogfish, toadfish, goosefish, allmouth, monkfish, etc.
- n. fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring prey
- n. a fisherman who uses a hook and line
- n. a scheming person; someone who schemes to gain an advantage
“Another thing that can be given to this angler is the suggestion of using a Quick Fire type reel like a Spirex.”
“Meanwhile, what I think as a longtime recreational striper angler is this: (1) Make stripers gamefish coast-wide with no commercial fishing or sale of wild stripers at all.”
“Without question, one of the fondest dreams of any hunter or angler is a four-wheel-drive truck devoted exclusively to hunting and fishing.”
“However, the smart angler is the one who takes note of his/her position relative to the sun when approaching fish in these types of situations.”
“This trout angler is soaking up some peace and quiet in Wisconsin's "Driftless Area”
“The angler is sponsored by Deps Lure company in Japan.”
“Then the You-Know-What Hits the Fan: The marlin leaps out of the water — almost as if to see where the angler is — then it suddenly tail-walks straight to the cockpit and knocks Schultz out of the fighting chair with 500 pounds of fury.”
“Bass tournament pro Alton Jones won the 2008 Bassmaster Classic with jigs, but the Texas angler is equally skilled at using spinnerbaits.”
“The fish looks so large in part because the angler is not particularly tall (Anderson is 66 inches tall, the fish was 55 inches long).”
“However, if you notice in the picture the angler is lipping the fish, so of course I too am thinking striper, but he is looking at it with utter disdain, so I am thinking they are targeting blues but can't keep the filthy stripers off the line.”
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