a person who fishes with a hook and line.
a person who gets or tries to get something through scheming.
Also called allmouth, anglerfish, goosefish, lotte, monkfish. any large pediculate fish of the family Lophiidae, especially Lophius americanus, found along the Atlantic coast of America, having an immense mouth and a large, depressed head to which is attached a wormlike filament for luring prey.
Also called anglerfish. any of various related fishes of the order Lophiiformes.

1545–55; angle2 + -er1 Unabridged
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angler (ˈæŋɡlə)
1.  a person who fishes with a rod and line
2.  informal a person who schemes or uses devious methods to secure an advantage
3.  Also called: angler fish any spiny-finned fish of the order Pediculati (or Lophiiformes). They live at the bottom of the sea and typically have a long spiny movable dorsal fin with which they lure their prey

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"fisher with a hook and line," 1550s; see angle (v.).
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Example sentences
Some species, such as the angler fish, produce light to attract prey.
What ensues next is a judo match of sorts as the angler wrestles the fish to
  the surface.
In the deep sea there are things such as angler fish that have luminescent
  lures to attract food.
Within the park's boundary, the angler will have the chance to catch and
  release these species.
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