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Definition of "poacher" [poach•er]

  • A vessel or dish designed for the poaching of food, such as eggs or fish. (noun)
  • One who hunts or fishes illegally on the property of another. (noun)
  • Any of various elongated marine fishes of the family Agonidae, chiefly of northern Pacific waters, having an external covering of bony plates. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "poacher" in a sentence
  • "I think a poacher is more likely to shoot a buck if he know's his taxidermist will mount it w/o a tag, so he's an accessory."
  • "A poacher is a thief, pure and simple and I know absolutely no one who wishes to be around a thief."
  • "I think Ontario Honker said it best: A poacher is a poacher."