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fishery

[fish-uh-ree] /ˈfɪʃ ə ri/
noun, plural fisheries.
1.
a place where fish are bred; fish hatchery.
2.
a place where fish or shellfish are caught.
3.
the occupation or industry of catching, processing, or selling fish or shellfish.
4.
Law. the right to fish in certain waters or at certain times.
Origin of fishery
1520-1530
1520-30; fish + ery
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fishery

/ˈfɪʃərɪ/
noun (pl) -eries
1.
  1. the industry of catching, processing, and selling fish
  2. a place where this is carried on
2.
a place where fish are reared
3.
a fishing ground
4.
another word for piscary (sense 2)
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Word Origin and History for fishery
n.

"business of fishing," 1670s; "place where fish are caught," 1690s; see fish (v.) + -ery. Related: Fisheries.

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Slang definitions & phrases for fishery

fishery

noun

A religious mission in a working-class neighborhood

[1920s+ Hoboes; ultimately fr the concept of St Peter as a fisher of men]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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