Meaning of piscator in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpɪskeɪtə/


  • A fisherman.

    ‘In his famous 17th century work, he wrote of the Arcadian idyll of the piscator, fishing the rivers of England for salmon.’
    • ‘The brown trout are now some of the finest in the world and lovingly pursued by the piscators.’
    • ‘The festival started in 1927 when Italian Americans in the fishing community erected a statue of St. Peter, the patron saint of piscators, in the town square.’
    • ‘He was a piscator, and would make a huge parade of his rod, line, and green-painted tin-can.’
    • ‘A lady angler who can not only fish, but also write in that manner of the sport we all love so well, is very worthy of being placed in the front rank of the great army of piscators.’


Mid 17th century Latin, from piscis ‘fish’.