Meaning of “angling” in the English Dictionary

"angling" in British English

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anglingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈæŋ.ɡlɪŋ/ us /ˈæŋ.ɡlɪŋ/

Examples from literature

  • A game fish may be defined as one that will make a good fight for its life and that is caught by scientific methods of angling. 
  • He was coming down the mill-stream meadow toward the wooden bridge, carrying a fishing rod, but clearly not intent on angling. 
  • It is a sufficient defense of fishing with a worm to pronounce the truism that no man is a complete angler until he has mastered all the modes of angling. 
  • Its fine streams afforded means of enjoyment for those who devote their pastime in angling and other such health-giving recreation. 
  • Of outdoor sports she knew most about angling, for her father had been an ardent fly-caster. 

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

"angling" in American English

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anglingnoun [ U ]

us /ˈæŋ·ɡlɪŋ/

the sport of trying to catch fish with a rod, line (= string), and hook

angler
noun [ C ] us /ˈæŋ·ɡlər/

Anglers line the stream, fishing for salmon.

(Definition of “angling” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)