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See also Angler
- IPA: /ˈæŋ.glə(r)/
angler (plural anglers)
- A person who fishes with a hook and line.
- A throng of anglers lined the trout stream on opening day of trout season.
- An angler fish, Lophius piscatorius.
- The angler lured a smaller fish into reach with the appendage on its head.
- Someone who tries to work an angle; a person who schemes or has an ulterior motive.
- Jonas was a consummate angler when it came the company's leave policy; he had it figured so he only needed to work six months out of the year.
- (obsolete, slang) Pilferers or petty thieves, who, with a stick having a hook at the end, steal goods out of shop-windows, grates, etc.
- (person who fishes with hook and line): fisher, fisherman
- (angler fish): anglerfish, frogfish
- (someone with a scheme or ulterior motive): conniver, grifter, schemer, swindler
Related terms 
person who fishes with a hook and line
person who schemes
- angler in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- 1811 Dictionary of Vulgar Tongue, available from Project Gutenberg