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prawner Line breaks: prawn¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈprɔːnə/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of prawner in English:


A boat used for fishing for prawns.
Example sentences
  • Of the very few boats that did venture out a handful of prawners managed one day's fishing for the first two weeks of the month.
  • Meanwhile a large percentage of the Portavogie prawners continued to persevere in the Clyde usually managing to get a full week's work in and landing into Campbelltown before coming home most Fridays for the weekend.
  • Some Kilkeel prawners however who made the long steam to grounds of the Cumbrian coast were rewarded with a fairly good fishing of good quality prawns.


Example sentences
  • We have already seen the insidious effects of the introduced White Spot virus on the prawning industry in other Australian areas.
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