Definition of trawler in English:


Line breaks: trawl¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈtrɔːlə


A fishing boat used for trawling.
More example sentences
  • Euro-MPs are today debating proposals to give trawlers from Spain unlimited fishing rights to nearby Irish waters.
  • It had more fish, too, although sections were severely impacted by the armada of trawlers and fishing camps.
  • Coastal fishing communities had been protesting the invasion of their fishing grounds by the trawlers.



noun (plural trawlermen)
More example sentences
  • Shellfish is a sustainable fishery and the trawlermen saw that, called it a day and are reaping the rewards.
  • The Government compensation is for trawlermen hit by the Cod Wars in the 1970s when the industry collapsed because the British fleet was barred from Icelandic waters.
  • I felt a little uncharitable: maybe they were just honest but hard-up Grimsby trawlermen, reduced to hawking their catch on the streets.

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