a person who fishes, whether for profit or pleasure.
a ship used in fishing.
Also, fish·er·man's. of, pertaining to, or designating a knitting pattern consisting primarily of cable-stitches executed in a characteristically thick, traditionally off-white yarn, or a garment made in this pattern and yarn: a fisherman sweater.
Origin: 1400–50; late Middle English fissherman; Related forms
non·fish·er·man, noun, plural non·fish·er·men.