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poacher

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[ poh-cher ]
/ ˈpoʊ tʃər /
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noun
a person who trespasses on private property, especially to catch fish or game illegally.
Also called sea-poacher. any of several slender, marine fishes of the family Agonidae, found chiefly in deeper waters of the North Pacific, having the body covered with bony plates.
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Origin of poacher

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First recorded in 1660–70; poach1 + -er1

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Other definitions for poacher (2 of 2)

poacher2
[ poh-cher ]
/ ˈpoʊ tʃər /

noun
a pan having a tight-fitting lid and metal cups for steaming or poaching eggs.
any dish or pan used for poaching food, especially a baking dish for poaching fish.

Origin of poacher

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First recorded in 1860–65; poach2 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for poacher (1 of 2)

poacher1
/ (ˈpəʊtʃə) /

noun
a person who illegally hunts game, fish, etc, on someone else's property
poacher turned gamekeeper someone whose occupation or behaviour is the opposite of what it previously was, such as a burglar who now advises on home security

British Dictionary definitions for poacher (2 of 2)

poacher2
/ (ˈpəʊtʃə) /

noun
a metal pan with individual cups for poaching eggs
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