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shrimper

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Definition of shrimper in English:

noun

1A boat designed or used for catching shrimps: the boat had been converted from a seventy-two-foot shrimper
More example sentences
  • It was a far cry from the shrimpers' boat George had grown up on.
  • The next afternoon, the boats line up on Newport's Yaquina Bay: trollers and crabbers, long-liners and shrimpers, draggers, charters, and pleasure craft.
  • According to the Southeastern Fisheries Association in Tallahassee, Florida, nearly 5,000 shrimpers trawled the Gulf a decade ago.
2A person who fishes for shrimps: regular shrimpers use home-made nets
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  • Federal officials are moving toward a moratorium on licensing shrimpers to fish in Gulf waters under federal jurisdiction.
  • In the southern states along the Gulf Coast, Vietnamese fishermen and shrimpers play an important role in the fishing industry.
  • We spent the day on the little island, populated by fishermen and shrimpers who lived in stilt houses.

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