a person who fishes, whether for profit or pleasure.
a ship used in fishing.
Also, fisherman'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
nonfisherman, noun, plural nonfishermen.