Origin of trawler
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Examples from the Web for trawler
After the chase had been on for over an hour another shot was fired from the trawler.
A trawler was employed to tow a submarine by a submerged hawser.
They gave me command of a trawler, a perfectly beastly kind of boat.The Island Mystery
George A. Birmingham
We boys—I was a boy in a Brixham trawler then—certainly believed that.An Outcast of the Islands
They did not and so we safely boarded our trawler at Cape Helles.Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2
- a vessel used for trawling
- a person who trawls
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Word Origin and History for trawler
1590s, agent noun from trawl.
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