Definitions

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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to fishes or fishing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as piscatory.

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

  • adj. relating to or characteristic of the activity of fishing

Etymologies

From Latin piscātōrius, from piscātor, fisherman, from piscārī, to fish, from piscis, fish.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin piscātor ("fisherman"), from piscis ("fish"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

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

    Real Men of Genius ... Mr.

  • 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.

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

    Here and There

  • Actually I think I can safely put my hand on my gills and say that you don't need to be even vaguely piscatorial (look at me) to enjoy it.

    48 entries from October 2007

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  • 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

  • "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