Meaning of “angler” in the English Dictionary

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"angler" in British English

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anglernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈæŋ.ɡlər/ us /ˈæŋ.ɡlɚ/


  • The trout were large and fair of flesh, and in proper weather they rose pretty freely, and could be taken by an angler wading from the shore.
  • The walls toward the sea were covered with companies of idle anglers, fishing with cane rods of enormous length.
  • There is a well-known inn by the bridge, the resort of many anglers.
  • This fish has taken its place among anglers as one of the game fishes of the California coast, and affords fine sport.
  • We were told of this pool on our return to Quebec, and that other anglers had a similar experience there.

(Definition of “angler” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)