Definition of Poacher

1. Noun. Someone who hunts or fishes illegally on the property of another.

Generic synonyms: Appropriator
Derivative terms: Poach



2. Noun. A cooking vessel designed to poach food (such as fish or eggs).
Generic synonyms: Cooking Utensil, Cookware, Vessel
Derivative terms: Poach

3. Noun. Small slender fish (to 8 inches) with body covered by bony plates; chiefly of deeper northern Pacific waters.

Definition of Poacher

1. n. One who poaches; one who kills or catches game or fish contrary to law.

Definition of Poacher

1. Noun. A person who trespasses in order to take game illegally, one who poaches. ¹

2. Noun. A vessel with shallow cuplike compartments in which eggs are cooked over boiling water ¹

3. Noun. (soccer) An attacker with good movement inside the penalty box, see Wikipedia:Goal poacher. ¹

4. Noun. Any of type of elongated fish in the ''Agonidae'' family, also known as alligatorfish, starsnout, hooknose and rockhead. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Poacher

1. one that poaches [n -S] - See also: poaches

Medical Definition of Poacher

1. 1. One who poaches; one who kills or catches game or fish contrary to law. 2. The American widgeon. Sea poacher, the lyrie. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Poacher

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1878)
"When a poacher is found trespassing on lands in search of game, the person entitled to the game there, or the tenant, or a gamekeeper, or servant of either, ..."

2. Children's Literature: A Textbook of Sources for Teachers and Teacher by Charles Madison Curry (1921)
"("The poacher and the Silver Fox" is taken from the first-mentioned book, by permission of the publishers, Doubleday, Page & Co., Garden City, New York. ..."

3. The English Illustrated Magazine (1899)
"The motor-poacher made me look rather foolish at the time, especially as the ... I first got mixed up with the motor- poacher through a man by the name of ..."

4. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1906)
"To render a property owner liable for the wilful, reckless, or wanton act of his servant in shooting a poacher on his property, the act must have been done ..."

5. The New International Encyclopædia by Daniel Colt Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"If the night poacher, when arrested, use firearms, sticks, or offensive weapons, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and be punishable by two years' ..."

6. Ancient Poems, Ballads and Songs of the Peasantry of England: Taken Down by James Henry Dixon (1857)
"The Lincolnshire poacher was a favourite ditty with George IV., and it is said that he often had it sung for his amusement by a band of Berkshire ploughmen. ..."

7. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1878)
"When a poacher is found trespassing on lands in search of game, the person entitled to the game there, or the tenant, or a gamekeeper, or servant of either, ..."

8. Children's Literature: A Textbook of Sources for Teachers and Teacher by Charles Madison Curry (1921)
"("The poacher and the Silver Fox" is taken from the first-mentioned book, by permission of the publishers, Doubleday, Page & Co., Garden City, New York. ..."

9. The English Illustrated Magazine (1899)
"The motor-poacher made me look rather foolish at the time, especially as the ... I first got mixed up with the motor- poacher through a man by the name of ..."

10. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1906)
"To render a property owner liable for the wilful, reckless, or wanton act of his servant in shooting a poacher on his property, the act must have been done ..."

11. The New International Encyclopædia by Daniel Colt Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"If the night poacher, when arrested, use firearms, sticks, or offensive weapons, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and be punishable by two years' ..."

12. Ancient Poems, Ballads and Songs of the Peasantry of England: Taken Down by James Henry Dixon (1857)
"The Lincolnshire poacher was a favourite ditty with George IV., and it is said that he often had it sung for his amusement by a band of Berkshire ploughmen. ..."

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