Definitions

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

  • noun The act, process, or art of fishing with a hook and line and usually a rod.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or art of fishing with a rod and line; rod-fishing.

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

  • noun The act of one who angles; the art of fishing with rod and line.

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

  • verb fishing Present participle of angle.
  • noun a form of fishing, with a rod, line and angle (hook) for recreation or sport

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

  • noun fishing with a hook and line (and usually a pole)

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Examples

  • One of the most perplexing things in all of angling is how fish see and respond to color.

    On UV Bass Baits and How Fish See Color

  • Instead, my sister would tell me stories about the bear in the ceiling – there was proof of his existence, you could see the crack angling from the doorway to halfway across the room – who would become restless and crash down on us if I kept talking and he heard me.

    April 2008

  • Instead, my sister would tell me stories about the bear in the ceiling – there was proof of his existence, you could see the crack angling from the doorway to halfway across the room – who would become restless and crash down on us if I kept talking and he heard me.

    The Man At The End Of The Bed

  • Instead, my sister would tell me stories about the bear in the ceiling – there was proof of his existence, you could see the crack angling from the doorway to halfway across the room – who would become restless and crash down on us if I kept talking and he heard me.

    The Man At The End Of The Bed

  • Instead, my sister would tell me stories about the bear in the ceiling – there was proof of his existence, you could see the crack angling from the doorway to halfway across the room – who would become restless and crash down on us if I kept talking and he heard me.

    The Man At The End Of The Bed

  • An American book on angling is a novelty, and yet America has "thousands of brooks, creeks, rivers, lakes, bays, and inlets" which "abound in game-fish."

    Current Literature

  • "Blackwood's Magazine, an important landmark in English angling literature."

    How to Do It

  • There is also a visual timeline that highlights great milestones in angling history (e.g. Kim Bain-Moore, the first woman to compete in the Bassmaster Classic, other historic Team Evinrude moments, Ole Evinrude’s invention of the outboard motor in 1909, etc.).

    Evinrude Travelling Repower Exhibit Brings Pro Anglers, Money Saving Tips to New Orleans Boaters

  • The first progressive, Teddy Roosevelt, angered at his successor, Taft, spent most of Taft’s first term angling for the republicans to toss him out.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Sunday Song Lyric 

  • Disgracing the predominantly southern, rural, Christian sport of angling, which is school-speak for fishing, by the way.

    CNN Transcript Aug 3, 2006

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