trawler

[ traw-ler ]
/ ˈtrɔ lər /

noun

a person who trawls.
any of various types of vessels used in fishing with a trawl net.

Nearby words

  1. traviata, la,
  2. travis,
  3. travois,
  4. travolator,
  5. trawl,
  6. tray,
  7. tray agriculture,
  8. tray table,
  9. trayf,
  10. traymobile

Origin of trawler

First recorded in 1590–1600; trawl + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for trawler

trawler

/ (ˈtrɔːlə) /

noun

a vessel used for trawling
a person who trawls
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Word Origin and History for trawler

trawler

n.

1590s, agent noun from trawl.

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