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fisherman

[fish-er-muh n]
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noun, plural fish·er·men.
  1. a person who fishes, whether for profit or pleasure.
  2. a ship used in fishing.
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adjective
  1. 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.
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Origin of fisherman

1400–50; late Middle English fissherman; see fisher, -man
Related formsnon·fish·er·man, noun, plural non·fish·er·men.
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Related Words for fisherman

trawler, fisher, lobsterman, troller, piscator, rodman

Examples from the Web for fisherman

Contemporary Examples of fisherman

Historical Examples of fisherman

  • A fisherman's boy in a boat rowed slowly along by their side.

    Malbone

    Thomas Wentworth Higginson

  • The fisherman had indeed seen Lambert's boat, which was well known.

    Malbone

    Thomas Wentworth Higginson

  • This fisherman, I am glad to tell you, was an exceedingly humane and upright man.

    The Gorgon's Head

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • My pride was touched, and I agreed to go, leaving my fisherman in the lurch.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • I was not long in making a bargain with a fisherman to aid in catching shad.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper


British Dictionary definitions for fisherman

fisherman

noun plural -men
  1. a person who fishes as a profession or for sport
  2. a vessel used for fishing
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