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angler


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Angler  \An"gler\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  angles. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  fish  ({Lophius  piscatorius}),  of  Europe  and 
  America,  having  a  large  broad,  and  depressed  head,  with 
  the  mouth  very  large  Peculiar  appendages  on  the  head  are 
  said  to  be  used  to  entice  fishes  within  reach.  Called  also 
  {fishing  frog},  {frogfish},  {toadfish},  {goosefish}, 
  {allmouth},  {monkfish},  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  angler 
  n  1:  a  scheming  person;  someone  who  schemes  to  gain  an  advantage 
  2:  a  fisherman  who  uses  a  hook  and  line  [syn:  {troller}] 
  3:  fishes  having  large  mouths  with  a  wormlike  filament  attached 
  for  luring  prey  [syn:  {goosefish},  {anglerfish},  {angler 
  fish},  {monkfish},  {lotte},  {allmouth},  {Lophius 
  Americanus}] 




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