Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: poacher
IPA transcription: [p'oʊtʃɚ]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: poacher, sea_poacher, sea_poker
    Meaning: small slender fish (to 8 inches) with body covered by bony plates; chiefly of deeper northern Pacific waters
  • Synonyms: poacher
    Meaning: a cooking vessel designed to poach food (such as fish or eggs)
  • Synonyms: poacher
    Meaning: someone who hunts or fishes illegally on the property of another
Usage examples
  • "Oh, one of my supporters," laughed Robert; "a bit of a poacher and a bit of a pub-loafer, but he's on the right side."
  • "There's many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip;" and the poacher's gun brought matters to quite a different conclusion.
  • He was a noted fisherman and a daring and reckless poacher, so much so that the gamekeepers threatened to kill him, whenever they could catch him.
  • The sight brought my poacher instincts to the surface, but I bottled them, and trudged on until I came to the little church that stands at the entrance to the park.
  • A poacher, the other day, was returning home in the grey light of early morning, when he observed a large fox coming in his direction, with what the man took to be a hare over his shoulder.