Definition of shrimper in English:


Syllabification: shrimp·er
Pronunciation: /ˈSHrimpər


  • 1A boat designed or used for catching shrimp.
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    • 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 shrimp.
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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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