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trawler

[traw-ler] /ˈtrɔ lər/
noun
1.
a person who trawls.
2.
any of various types of vessels used in fishing with a trawl net.
Origin of trawler
1590-1600
1590-1600; trawl + -er1
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Examples from the web for trawler
  • Instead, a rusty trawler lies on its side on the forecourt, which the workmen eye as though a mongrel dog.
  • When a trawler damages the sea bed, it is the whole fleet that pays the price in lost fish.
  • We taxied up to an old commercial fishing trawler now used as a floating base for bear-sighting and sport-fishing expeditions.
  • The crew was permitted to take to the small boats, and was rescued by a trawler.
  • Large trawler yachts, fishing boats and large sailboats are displacement hull boats.
  • Mechanical problems in the trawler's engine caused its crew to lose control of the vessel.
British Dictionary definitions for trawler

trawler

/ˈtrɔːlə/
noun
1.
a vessel used for trawling
2.
a person who trawls
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Word Origin and History for trawler
n.

1590s, agent noun from trawl.

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Slang definitions & phrases for trawler

trashy

adjective

Despicable; inferior; low-rent, low ride (1620+)


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