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Definitions of poacher

poacher1 (ˈpəʊtʃə



  1. a person who illegally hunts game, fish, etc, on someone else's property
  2. See poacher turned gamekeeper

poacher2 (ˈpəʊtʃə



  1. a metal pan with individual cups for poaching eggs

Example Sentences Including 'poacher'

It was easy to imagine Nick in a poacher 's capacious coat, slipping out into the dark to see what he could bring home.
Thomas, Rosie The White Dove
Abbot saw Tansey's momentary puzzlement, and said, `Bert's a poacher , is he?
Penn, John Widow's End
In typical aristocratic fashion he was wearing shabby country clothes and looked like a rather cunning poacher.
Howatch, Susan Ultimate Prizes


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