Meaning of “fisherman” in the English Dictionary


"fisherman" in English

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fishermannoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfɪʃ.ə.mən/ us /ˈfɪʃ.ɚ.mən/ plural -men uk /-mən/ us

Examples from literature

  • He used to be a fisherman, and he didn’t make enough money to pay for his house, food, and clothes for his children. 
  • In some places in Japan, fishermen still fish this way. 
  • It became more and more popular, and fishermen had to go farther and farther out to sea to catch more tuna. 
  • Once a tuna bites a fisherman’s fishing line, it can be a four- or five-hour battle between man and fish. 
  • Some are killed for food, and others are killed in nets when fishermen are trying to catch other fish. 
  • The traditional way to catch fish, even very big ones like tuna, is with a fishing line that the fisherman holds in his hands. 
  • This monster of legends, known as the Kraken, may have been based upon sailor’s experiences with giant squid like the one found by the fishermen from New Zealand. 
  • Tuna are strong enough to pull fishermen over the side of their boats and into the sea. 
  • A fisherman went to catch fish with his throw net. 
  • And who was Peter but a rough, hardy fisherman? 
  • He sailed a yacht expertly, was a keen fisherman, hunted. 
  • Rose married a young fisherman, and made a brave wife and mother. 
  • The men are fishermen and the women look after the banana-plantations, crush the palm nuts for oil and do the cooking and housework. 

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

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fishermannoun [ C ]

us /ˈfɪʃ·ər·mən/ plural -men /ˈfɪʃ·ər·mən, -ˌmen/

someone who catches fish, either as a job or as a sport:

Maine fishermen are finding it difficult to make a living.

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