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Definition of "troll" []

  • To fish for by trailing a baited line from behind a slowly moving boat. (verb-transitive)
  • To fish in by trailing a baited line: troll the lake for bass. (verb-transitive)
  • To trail (a baited line) in fishing. (verb-transitive)
  • Slang To patrol (an area) in search for someone or something: "[Criminals] troll bus stations for young runaways” ( Pete Axthelm). (verb-transitive)
  • Music To sing in succession the parts of (a round, for example). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "troll" in a sentence
  • "Nocturne: Better yet did someone explain not all replies (and insults) were aimed at her Michael Chandra: Oh and did someone explain the term troll?"
  • "Wow, the troll is actually targeting Breast Cancer and Earth Day?"
  • "Seems Ginger or another troll is annoyed, and has her/his finger on the down button …."