- 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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Officials also had received reports of loud bangs—called in by fishermen—and an oil slick.Wreckage, Bodies of AirAsia Crash Found
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In vain, fishermen waited for the sea to come back: there were no fish, there was no money for their families.The Aral Sea's Disappearing Act
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“Last year fishermen were real fishermen, now they are just for show, for tourists in the lake,” Yin says.
As we drew closer, the fishermen became more intent on posing for our pictures than fishing.
The Fishermen, like thieves, shake out their silver,/ the lithe knives wriggle on the drying sand.This Week’s Hot Reads: January 19th, 2014
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The fishermen walked in the direction of the town, and disappeared.
The blow had driven in the fishermen, and we thought it wise to be governed by their experience.
Mr. COLE explained that it would be an enormous thing for fishermen.
The New Englanders were mainly farmers, hunters, and fishermen.The Nation in a Nutshell
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The 'Nixa' along the Baltic coast was once, however, much feared by the fishermen.Storyology
- a person who fishes as a profession or for sport
- a vessel used for fishing
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