[ fish-er ]
/ ˈfɪʃ ər /
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any animal that catches fish for food.
a fisherman.
a dark-brown or blackish marten, Martes pennanti, of northern North America.
the fur of this animal.



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Origin of fisher

before 900; Middle English fisscher fisherman, Old English fiscere.See fish, -er1

Definition for fisher (2 of 2)

[ fish-er ]
/ ˈfɪʃ ər /


Andrew, 1862–1928, Australian statesman, born in Scotland: prime minister 1908–09, 1910–13, 1914–15.
Dorothy Can·field [kan-feeld], /ˈkænˌfild/, Dorothea Frances Canfield Fisher, 1879–1958, U.S. novelist.
Irving, 1867–1947, U.S. political economist.
Saint John "John of Rochester", c1469–1535, English Roman Catholic prelate and humanist: executed for treason.
John Arbuthnot, 1st Baron Fisher of Kil·ver·stone [kil-ver-stuhn], /ˈkɪl vər stən/, 1841–1920, British admiral.
M(ary) F(rances) K(ennedy), 1908–92, U.S. culinary author.
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British Dictionary definitions for fisher (1 of 2)

/ (ˈfɪʃə) /


a person who fishes; fisherman
Also called: pekan
  1. a large North American marten, Martes pennanti, having thick dark brown fur
  2. the fur of this animal
fisher of men an evangelist

British Dictionary definitions for fisher (2 of 2)

/ (ˈfɪʃə) /


Andrew . 1862–1928, Australian statesman, born in Scotland: prime minister of Australia (1908–09; 1910–13; 1914–15)
Saint John . ?1469–1535, English prelate and scholar: executed for refusing to acknowledge Henry VIII as supreme head of the church. Feast day: June 22
John Arbuthnot 1st Baron Fisher of Kilverstone. 1841–1920, British admiral; First Sea Lord (1904–10; 1914–15); introduced the dreadnought
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