Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who fishes with a hook.
  • noun A scheming person.
  • noun An anglerfish.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who angles; a fisher with rod and line.
  • noun The fish Lophius piscatorius, the typical representative of the family Lophiidæ (which see).
  • noun A general name of the pediculate fishes, from the presence of a modified free dorsal spine, or ‘fishing-rod,’ above the mouth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who angles.
  • noun (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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who fishes with a hook and line.
  • noun An angler fish.
  • noun Someone who tries to work an angle; a person who schemes or has an ulterior motive.
  • noun obsolete, slang Pilferers or petty thieves, who, with a stick having a hook at the end, steal goods out of shop-windows, grates, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring prey
  • noun a fisherman who uses a hook and line
  • noun a scheming person; someone who schemes to gain an advantage

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Another thing that can be given to this angler is the suggestion of using a Quick Fire type reel like a Spirex.

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  • Another thing that can be given to this angler is the suggestion of using a Quick Fire type reel like a Spirex.

    Solutions for Sticky Bails

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • The angler is sponsored by Deps Lure company in Japan.

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  • Without question, one of the fondest dreams of any hunter or angler is a four-wheel-drive truck devoted exclusively to hunting and fishing.

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  • 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.

    The Quickest Way to Lose Your Rod?

  • 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.

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  • This trout angler is soaking up some peace and quiet in Wisconsin's "Driftless Area"

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