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

Origin of trawler

First recorded in 1590–1600; trawl + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for trawler

fisher, lobsterman, troller, piscator, rodman

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British Dictionary definitions for trawler



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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