from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. fishing with a hook and line (and usually a pole)


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  • 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.

    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

  • It looks like a banana, casts like a blimp, and might have the wildest wiggle in angling.

    Classic Lures

  • It should also be packaged together with shark catch-and-tag angling, whale and bird watching and other marine experiences like the amazing sardine run as part of "an Eastern Cape marine experience", he said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • British pilots in the First World War quickly discovered the correct method, and even today there are a few octogenarians around who recall angling their SE-5s into dives a few degrees off target heading.

    On Yankee Station


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