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Noun: angler  ang-glu(r) or ang-g(u)l-u(r)
  1. A scheming person; someone who schemes to gain an advantage
  2. A fisherman who uses a hook and line
    - troller
  3. Fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring prey
    - goosefish, anglerfish, angler fish, monkfish, lotte, allmouth, Lophius Americanus

Derived forms: anglers

Type of: acanthopterygian, fisher, fisherman, fisherwoman, plotter, schemer, spiny-finned fish

Part of: family Lophiidae, Lophiidae

Encyclopedia: Angler