Definitions

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

  • adjective Of or relating to fish or fishing.
  • adjective Involved in or dependent on fishing.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as piscatory.

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

  • adjective Of or pertaining to fishes or fishing.

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

  • adjective Of or pertaining to fishermen or fishing.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to fish; piscine

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

  • adjective relating to or characteristic of the activity of fishing

Etymologies

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

[From Latin piscātōrius, from piscātor, fisherman, from piscārī, to fish, from piscis, fish.]

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From Latin piscātor ("fisherman"), from piscis ("fish").

Examples

  • If the fisherman has the wit to put his (or her) bottles in the stream one presumes they have nearby for piscatorial endeavors, the Malt beverages need never be warm ...

    Fine Wine & Warm Beer

  • If the fisherman has the wit to put his (or her) bottles in the stream one presumes they have nearby for piscatorial endeavors, the Malt beverages need never be warm ...

    Fine Wine & Warm Beer

  • Can there be a better piscatorial lunch then a plate of the finest of the sea?

    Holy Grail of Sushi Lunch Specials Found at Hiroshi | Midtown Lunch - Finding Lunch in the Food Wasteland of NYC's Midtown Manhattan

  • So crack open a cold Bud Light, and say "cheese," oh master of the piscatorial self-portrait, because you're all about grippin 'and grinnin' ... and even if Giselle Bundchen could fish, she'd have nothing on you.

    Real Men of Genius ... Mr.

  • The only piscatorial medical knowledge one needs in regard to an ailing pet fish is a knack for estimating how many flushes it will take to send little Nemo down the toilet ...

    Fish Vet: Funny Or Stupid?

  • Yes | No | Report from Visitor wrote 1 year 15 weeks ago piscatorial, no?

    Real Men of Genius ... Mr.

  • Despite the fact that I am not a piscatorial person I've recently inherited a fishing diary (bound in red leather by Asprey & Co Ltd) that covers the decade 1933 to 1943.

    Country diary: North Derbyshire

  • Yes | No | Report from bugg255 wrote 1 year 1 week ago woe unto thee that becomes addicted to piscatorial pursuits ... and i ain't kiddin 'niether great story and good pics

    Stripers on the Edge of Insanity

  • Yes | No | Report from bugg255 wrote 51 weeks 5 days ago woe unto thee that becomes addicted to piscatorial pursuits ... and i ain't kiddin 'niether great story and good pics

    Stripers on the Edge of Insanity

  • Phil is thinking about a galaxy, while Henry is going for something more piscatorial, in the best tradition of scientific tattoos.

    Here and There

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  • "These piscatorial targets sometimes move at over thirty miles an hour, and I must hit a bull's eye of a few square inches."

    --Steven Callahan, Adrift, 209

    May 15, 2008

  • I think of piscatorial with a double meaning: of or pertaining to fish; of or pertaining to pictures of fish. (pictorial + pisc-)

    April 6, 2009