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shrimper

Syllabification: shrimp·er
Pronunciation: /ˈSHrimpər
 
/

Definition of shrimper in English:

noun

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

Words that rhyme with shrimper

crimper, simper, whimper, Whymper

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