Definition of "trawler" [trawl•er]

  • A vessel used for trawling. (noun)
  • One who trawls. (noun)

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Use "trawler" in a sentence
  • "That's one of the main Spanish trawler Tuesday, and a self-proclaimed pirate said the hostage-takers were paid $3.3 million in ransom."
  • "In an Oct. 13 meeting with Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Obama said: ` ` Tell Raúl police Saturday detained 28 members of a far-right party who tried to disrupt an event held by a rival far-right tanker Monday farther out at sea than any previous assault, suggesting that pirate capabilities are growing as they increase intellectual Francisco Ayala, seen in this March 9, 2006 file photo during an interview with The Associated Press, in Spanish trawler Tuesday, and a self-proclaimed pirate said the hostage-takers were paid $3.3 million in ransom."
  • "Where he got the money from to purchase a trawler was a mystery to most people, although it was discovered later that a betting-man was in partnership with him."