Definition of netter in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnedər/


1A fisherman who uses nets to catch fish: because of the ban on gill nets, Louisianans fear an influx of jobless Florida netters
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  • At the meeting it emerged that French trawlermen and netters, who usually set nets in one place and return to retrieve them, had an unwritten agreement to avoid fishing together in an ‘imaginary box’ around 30 miles long.
  • What remains of the industry is closely monitored and licensed by the fisheries boards that are also responsible for river angling - although rogue netters are still to be found, especially in Aberdeenshire.
  • The season started off slowly for hunters of the tiny fish, but on Saturday netters were bringing in some respectable hauls - and that's when the gap closed on them.
1.1 [usually in combination] Someone who uses a net of a specified type: drift-netters
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  • The Environment Agency advised anglers and netters to take a responsible approach while fishing in the countryside.
  • The Byron netters have also scored good volumes of mullet from the beaches.
  • The herring season will be ending shortly as the seine netters move off North after the mackerel.
2 (also Netter) A person who uses the Internet.
Example sentences
  • In several website forums, netters have even compiled polls to vote for the top brand.
  • I glanced in the door as I passed - half a dozen hard core netters were wide awake, surfing for all their worth into the night.

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Syllabification: net·ter

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