• WordNet 3.6
    • n trawler a fishing boat that uses a trawl net or dragnet to catch fish
    • n trawler a fisherman who use a trawl net
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Trawler A fishing vessel which trails a net behind it.
    • Trawler One who, or that which, trawls.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n trawler One who trawls, or fishes with a trawl-line or trawlnet.
    • n trawler A vessel engaged in trawling. Trawlers for cod average about seventy tons burden.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Trawler one who, or that which, trawls: a vessel engaged in trawling—a method adopted in deep-sea fishing
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. trauler, also troller, to go hither and thither.


In literature:

A message to Lloyd's says that an armed trawler went to the assistance of the Nebraskan and stood by her all night.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 4, July, 1915" by Various
If a trawler strikes a mine she usually counts on saying good-bye to herself and 80 per cent.
"Some Naval Yarns" by Mordaunt Hall
The sight of a trawler filled him with feelings akin to terror.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
He was what is called a trawler, and he and his men and boys used a different sort of net.
"Little Folks (Septemeber 1884)" by Various
Is the PRINCE kept prisoner on a trawler sweeping the North Sea for mines?
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, November 4, 1914" by Various
A trawler went ashore down at Seaford.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
All winter the island is isolated, and has no outer news save, perhaps, from some stray Aberdeen trawler.
"Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland" by Daniel Turner Holmes
The Germans, discovering this strategy, then began to sink trawlers when they found them.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
Several of the German sailors swam to the trawler and climbed over her sides.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
By far the largest portion of the auxiliary patrol units consisted of armed and commissioned trawlers.
"Submarine Warfare of To-day" by Charles W. Domville-Fife
Might have been a trawler.
"Aliens" by William McFee
Ahead of us a few trawlers are standing out to the Skerryvore Banks.
"The Brassbounder" by David W. Bone
This was the heavily-dragging trawlers' slow beating propellers.
"The Adventures of the U-202" by E. Spiegel
The trawlers, however, were making for shore.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
On the score of lives, a tom-cat has nothing the best of a trawler.
"Sea-Hounds" by Lewis R. Freeman
Consequently the patrol trawlers were converted into mine-sweeping trawlers.
"The Harwich Naval Forces" by E. F. Knight
But what about the trawler fellow who keeps the boat at the point?
"Johnstone of the Border" by Harold Bindloss
It struck the trawler Strive about six miles south-west of Smith's Knoll.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 2" by Charles Mackie
Tony Stretton is in the North Sea on a trawler.
"The Truants" by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
After a few hours my trawler weighed anchor and we steamed south for Helles, which we reached in a couple of hours.
"With the Zionists in Gallipoli" by John Henry Patterson

In poetry:

THE very best ship that ever I knew
—Ah-way O, to me O—
Was a big black trawler with a deep-sea crew—
Sing, my bullies, let the bullgine run.
"The Big Black Trawler" by Alfred Noyes

In news:

Unfortunately, trawler fishing is harder to make bird-friendly than fishing with lines.
Ancient shipwrecks lost to trawlers.
The 70-foot trawler sank March 10 off the coast of southern Washington, and four people died.
A giant trawler is stranded in port.
Concern over the trawler 's ability to catch a huge amount of fish and kill many protected animals in a localized area prompted the law change.
Burke said concern over the trawler 's ability to catch a huge amount of fish and kill many protected animals in a localized area also prompted the law change.
House trawler with 271 diesel power.
Greenpeace halts super- trawler heading for Australia.
Greenpeace has stopped a controversial super- trawler leaving the Netherlands en route to Australia.
US Coast Guard official says Japanese trawler has capsized.
The same couple with whom we went to the Virgin Islands years ago gave up their sailboat in favor of a pleasure trawler.
Trawlers find more debris from TWA 800.
Four days after resuming operations, trawlers have brought up more debris from the crash of TWA Flight 800 and sent it ashore for analysis.
A pair of shrimp trawlers skim oil in Caminada Bay north of Grand Isle, La.
At Chatham Harbor on Cape Cod, fishermen are unloading their trawlers with the catch of the day.

In science:

Trawler: de novo regulatory motif discovery pipeline for chromatin immunoprecipitation.
Faster exact Markovian probability functions for motif occurrences: a DFA-only approach