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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Much more natural is 19 ... g7 20 c4 a8 angling for ... d5.
▪ The bill's promoter stated specifically that he has no intention of going on to tackle shooting or angling.
▪ They are also angling for control of the Careers Advisory Service.
▪ This sort of attitude does angling no good at all.
▪ Tipperary, Tom, who is married with four children, enjoys angling, cycling and gardening.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Angle \An"gle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Angled; p. pr. & vb. n. Angling.]

  1. To fish with an angle (fishhook), or with hook and line.

  2. To use some bait or artifice; to intrigue; to scheme; as, to angle for praise.

    The hearts of all that he did angle for.


Angling \An"gling\, n. The act of one who angles; the art of fishing with rod and line.


n. A form of fishing, with a rod, line and angle (hook) for recreation or sport. vb. (context fishing English) (present participle of angle English)


n. fishing with a hook and line (and usually a pole)


Angling is a method of fishing by means of an "angle" ( fish hook). The hook is usually attached to a fishing line and the line is often attached to a fishing rod. Fishing rods are usually fitted with a fishing reel that functions as a mechanism for storing, retrieving and paying out the line. The hook itself can be dressed with lures or bait. A bite indicator such as a float, and a weight or sinker are sometimes used.

Angling is the principal method of sport fishing, but commercial fisheries also use angling methods such as longlining or trolling. Catch and release fishing is increasingly practiced by recreational fishermen. In many parts of the world, size limits apply to certain species, meaning fish below and/or above a certain size must, by law, be released.

Usage examples of "angling".

Elbryan snapped his sword over and around the spear, angling it past on his right, and he skittered out to the left, up the slope, gaining the higher ground.

Elbryan wondered, as he, too, worked through the tangled crowd, angling to intercept the newcomer.

Then Elbryan came up in a reverse spin, turning in front of the rockman, going hard against the wall, and angling to get in between Quintall and the stone.

The clutter of the overhead with pipes and cables and ducts was cleared out, leaving a circular continuous display screen angling between the bulkheads and the overhead, and the starboard row of consoles that had been the attack center was gone, replaced by five cubicles.

The first black shape was the sail of a submarine, vertical and unadorned, with a slight angling fillet bringing it to the deck of the cylindrical shape, the sail identical to that of his old Seawolf, but the hull now appearing beneath the sail too small in diameter to belong to a Seawolf-class.

Pacino pushed the yoke further down as the ship approached the depth of 150 feet, the angle coming off the ship, while he pushed down on the pedals, the bow planes angling downward to help him level off.

Below the ribbons Ericcson wore his surface warfare pin, and below that his fleet command gold emblem, a downward angling dagger framed by tidal waves.

The deck was on the uppermost level extending the full beam of the ship, the bulkheads to port and starboard angling with the curve of the hull.

The hull was angling downward in the darkness, he could feel it, and he could almost see it in the light of a secondary explosion from aft--the diesel fuel oil tank exploding.

Luthien waited until the last possible second, then cut Riverdancer to the left, angling away from the knight, and the strong and agile steed responded, cutting hard, clumps of turf flying from its hooves.

They were still deep in the jungle but the path was angling upward and had been doing so for some time now.

The beast screamed in pain and tossed its head, angling that massive head back and forth now with only one eye to see.

Carla was already angling her head so she could read the destination on the shipping form.

He reached down for the necklace, bending, angling his head so he could get a closer look.

The rest of that day and the next they marched north and west, angling toward Cortes Vonja.