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.
late Middle English
1400-50;late Middle Englishfissherman; see fisher, -man