Definition of Fishing vessel
1. Noun. A vessel for fishing; often has a well to keep the catch alive.
Specialized synonyms: Dragger, Trawler
Generic synonyms: Vessel, Watercraft
Lexicographical Neighbors of Fishing Vessel
Literary usage of Fishing vessel
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. United States Statutes at Large: Containing the Laws and Concurrent by United States (1850)
"And if any fisherman, having engaged himself for a voyage or for the fishing season, in any fishing vessel, and signed an agreement therefor as aforesaid, ..."
2. Battles of the British Navy by Joseph Allen (1852)
"The coasting sloop Sea Adventure, commanded by Peter Joliffe, observing a, French privateer off Portland taking possession of a small fishing vessel ..."
3. Regulations Prescribed for the Use of the Consular Service of the United States by United States Dept. of State (1881)
"Manifest of cargo of fishing vessel. (Paragraphs 671 and 672.) [naming the fishing vessel] of the port of , in the United States, Manifest offish [or oil or ..."
4. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1859)
"Prov. bus, a boat or small vessel; Cat. buc, bulk, ship; Sp. butha, a large chest or box, a fishing vessel. A particular application of the many-formed word ..."
5. A Treatise of the Law of Waters: Including the Law Relating to Rights in the by Humphry William Woolrych (1853)
"Every such apprentice, provided that the number do not exceed eight, and the fishing vessel be of the burthen of fifty tons and upwards ; or seven, ..."