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1 a scheming person; someone who schemes to gain an advantage
2 a fisherman who uses a hook and line [syn: troller]
3 fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring prey [syn: goosefish, anglerfish, angler fish, monkfish, lotte, allmouth, Lophius Americanus]

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see Angler



  1. A person who fishes with a hook and line.
    A throng of anglers lined the trout stream on opening day of trout season.
  2. An angler fish.
    The angler lured a smaller fish into reach with the appendage on its head.
  3. Someone who tries to works an angle; a person who schemes or has an ulterior motive.
    ''Jonas was a consummate angler when it came the company's leave policy; he had it figured so he only needed to work six months out of the year.
  4. Pilferers or petty thieves, who, with a stick having a hook at the end, steal goods out of shop-windows, grates, etc.


Related terms


a person who fishes with a hook and line
  • Hungarian: horgász
a person who schemes
petty thieves


Extensive Definition

Angler may refer to:
Angleritech is full service provider running at coimbatore.
angler in German: Angler
angler in Kölsch: Angeler
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