Definition of 'fisherman'
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He spent six years as a commercial fisherman. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Governments would then divide this quota between commercial fishermen and anglers. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The pith is also used by fishermen for making floats. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Lots of old fishermen could look up and tell you what the weather was going to be. Lost Voices of the Edwardians: 19011910 in the words of the Men & Women Who Were There (2006)The farmer and the fisherman relied much upon favourable weather. The Gods of Asgard (1989)The flames had begun at the port in fuel tanks used by fishermen. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Road pricing would hurt farmers and fishermen. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Some cash will be used to help fishermen buy new equipment to help them fish more selectively. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It has been a problem for other birds and also for the fishermen who use the lake. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Each of the local crab fishermen he uses will deliver a slightly different variety to his door. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Experts want fishermen to use brown or granary loaves to lure their catches because they contain more protein. The Sun (2011)The measures included a ban on trawling in pairs in the spawning season and monthly limits for commercial fishermen. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But the delivery driver was a former fisherman and he got out his fish knife and did it for her. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The fishermen, farmers and families who refuse to move under constant harassment are indeed local heroes. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Shanghai has introduced other exceptions, including more leeway for fishermen and farmers. Times, Sunday Times (2009)La Fontana deals directly with fishermen and farmers. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I must be the oldest fisherman around. The Sun (2010)The hotel employs 75 staff from the village and buys much of its fresh produce from the local fishermen and farmers. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is so bad that former fishermen have taken up a new trade - foraging for drifting refuse which they can sell. The Sun (2009)These include those venturing out to sea to fish, kayak or dive, as well as commercial fishermen. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It will be tough, too, for a few thousand commercial fishermen for whom bass is a profitable sideline. Times, Sunday Times (2014)To paraphrase an old fisherman's tale, there is little point finding the best stretch of river if your net is riddled with holes. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'fisherman'
British English: fisherman /ˈfɪʃəmən/ NOUN
A fisherman is a person who catches fish as a job or for sport.
- American English: fisherman
- Arabic: صَيَّادُ السَّمَك
- Brazilian Portuguese: pescador
- Chinese: 渔民
- Croatian: ribar
- Czech: rybář
- Danish: fisker
- Dutch: visser
- European Spanish: pescador
- Finnish: kalastaja
- French: pêcheur métier
- German: Fischer
- Greek: ψαράς
- Italian: pescatore
- Japanese: 漁師
- Korean: 어부
- Norwegian: fisker
- Polish: rybak
- European Portuguese: pescador
- Romanian: pescar
- Russian: рыбак
- Spanish: pescador
- Swedish: fiskare
- Thai: ชาวประมง
- Turkish: balıkçı
- Ukrainian: рибалка
- Vietnamese: ngư dân
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