Meaning of “fisherman” in the English Dictionary

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"fisherman" in British English

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fishermannoun [ C ]

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

Examples

  • 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.

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

"fisherman" in American English

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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)