AskDefine | Define poacher

Dictionary Definition



1 someone who hunts or fishes illegally on the property of another
2 a cooking vessel designed to poach food (such as fish or eggs)
3 small slender fish (to 8 inches) with body covered by bony plates; chiefly of deeper northern Pacific waters [syn: sea poacher, sea poker]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • a UK /ˈpəʊ.tʃə(ɹ)/


  1. A person who trespasses in order to take game illegally, one who poaches.
  2. A vessel with shallow cuplike compartments in which eggs are cooked over boiling water

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Extensive Definition

Poacher may refer to:
  • Poaching, the theft or illegal killing of animals or plants, or sometimes artifacts. A poacher is someone who engages in poaching
  • Poacher (fish), a family (Agonidae) of fish
poacher in German: Wildschütz

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

body snatcher, booster, chicken thief, con man, crook, den of thieves, embezzler, filcher, ganef, ghoul, grafter, grave robber, jewel thief, land pirate, land shark, land-grabber, larcener, larcenist, lifter, peculator, petty thief, pilferer, prowler, purloiner, robber, scrounger, shoplifter, sneak thief, stealer, swindler, thief, white-collar thief
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