- a fisherman who uses hook and line
- a person who schemes and uses tricks to get something
- any of an order (Lophiiformes) of bony fishes that feed on other fish, attracting them by means of a movable lure that grows from the headoften an′gler·fish·pl. -·fish· or -·fish·es(see fish)
Origin of angler; from angle
- One who fishes with a hook.
- A scheming person.
- An anglerfish.
- 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.