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From Latin piscātor (fisherman), from piscis (fish).


piscatorial (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to fishermen or fishing.
    • c. 1867, Anthony Trollope, chapter 41, in The Claverings[1]:
      There should be no plea put in by him in his absences, that he had only gone to catch a few fish, when his intentions had been other than piscatorial.
    • 1895, The Gentleman's Magazine, January to June issue, pg. 38:
      That a lucy or luce is the mature pike, every piscatorial schoolboy knows.
    • 2015 April 2, Tom Fort, “Trout fishing in Chilean Patagonia [print version: Gone fishing – and waking up in heaven, 4 April 2015, p. T6]”, in The Daily Telegraph (Travel)[2], archived from the original on 6 April 2015:
      The theme is unashamedly piscatorial – there are models of trout, pictures of trout, books about trout, a cabinet full of fly-tying gear. The veranda, cluttered with waders, boots, rods and tackle, is where the fishing day begins.
  2. Of or pertaining to fish; piscine.
    • 2005, "Mercedes goes back to nature for dynamic inspiration", Times Online, London, 25 Nov (retrieved 2 July 2007):
      The tropical boxfish may not look the sleekest or sexiest of piscatorial creatures, but the Mercedes team knew better.
    • 2007, "Atlantic salmon: Ruler of the river," The Economist, vol. 385, no. 8560 (22 Dec.), p. 139:
      There are dozens of photographs, but it is not the piscatorial pornography that makes this book so exciting so much as the stories Mr Buller has unearthed.



  • piscatorial”, in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.
  • Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996.