1. The act, practice, or art of one who fishes.

2. A fishery.

Pertaining to fishing; used in fishery; engaged in fishing; as, fishing boat; fishing tackle; fishing village. Fishing fly, an artificial fly for fishing. Fishing line, a line used in catching fish. Fishing net, a net of various kinds for catching fish; including the bag net, casting net, drag net, landing net, seine, shrimping net, trawl, etc. Fishing rod, a long slender rod, to which is attached the line for angling. Fishing smack, a sloop or other small vessel used in sea fishing. Fishing tackle, apparatus used in fishing, as hook, line, rod, etc. Fishing tube, a glass tube for selecting a microscopic object in a fluid.

Origin: From Fishing.

(01 Mar 1998)

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