Definition of bank fisherman in English:

bank fisherman

noun

  • 1historical
    A fisherman who works in the Grand Banks area off the coast of Newfoundland (now historical).

  • 2An angler who fishes from the bank of a river, lake, etc., rather than from a boat.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in J. Hector St. John De Crèvecoeur (1735–1813), writer on America and farmer.