- a person who fishes, whether for profit or pleasure.
- a ship used in fishing.
- Also fish·er·man's. of, relating to, or designating a knitting pattern consisting primarily of cable-stitches executed in a characteristically thick, traditionally off-white yarn, or a garment made in this pattern and yarn: a fisherman sweater.
Origin of fisherman
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Gemma Hardy is the orphaned daughter of a Scottish woman and an Icelandic fisherman.Must Reads: Margot Livesey, Robert Walser and More
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Bald and laconic, it starts out from the image of the fisherman harvesting the river for food.The Best of Brit Lit
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A fisherman's boy in a boat rowed slowly along by their side.
The fisherman had indeed seen Lambert's boat, which was well known.
This fisherman, I am glad to tell you, was an exceedingly humane and upright man.The Gorgon's Head
My pride was touched, and I agreed to go, leaving my fisherman in the lurch.
I was not long in making a bargain with a fisherman to aid in catching shad.
- a person who fishes as a profession or for sport
- a vessel used for fishing
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