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poacher1
egg poacher

poach·er 1

 (pō′chər)
n.
A vessel or dish designed for the poaching of food, such as eggs or fish.

poach·er 2

 (pō′chər)
n.
1. One who hunts or fishes illegally on the property of another.
2. Any of various elongated marine fishes of the family Agonidae, chiefly of northern waters, having an external covering of bony plates.

poacher

(ˈpəʊtʃə)
n
1. a person who illegally hunts game, fish, etc, on someone else's property
2. poacher turned gamekeeper someone whose occupation or behaviour is the opposite of what it previously was, such as a burglar who now advises on home security

poacher

(ˈpəʊtʃə)
n
(Cookery) a metal pan with individual cups for poaching eggs

poach•er1

(ˈpoʊ tʃər)

n.
a person who trespasses on private property, esp. to catch fish or game illegally.
[1660–70]

poach•er2

(ˈpoʊ tʃər)

n.
1. a covered pan in which eggs are broken into metal cups and cooked over rising steam.
2. a baking pan for simmering fish or other food.
[1860–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poacher - someone who hunts or fishes illegally on the property of anotherpoacher - someone who hunts or fishes illegally on the property of another
appropriator - someone who takes for his or her own use (especially without permission)
2.poacher - a cooking vessel designed to poach food (such as fish or eggs)
cooking utensil, cookware - a kitchen utensil made of material that does not melt easily; used for cooking
vessel - an object used as a container (especially for liquids)
3.poacher - small slender fish (to 8 inches) with body covered by bony plates; chiefly of deeper northern Pacific waters
scorpaenoid, scorpaenoid fish - fishes having the head armored with bony plates
Agonus cataphractus, armed bullhead, pogge - northern Atlantic sea poacher
alligatorfish, Aspidophoroides monopterygius - small very elongate sea poachers
Translations
صَيّاد غَيْر قانوني
pytlák
krybskytte
braconnierpocheuse
orvvadász
veiîiòjófur
pytliak
divji lovec
kaçak avcı

poacher

1 [ˈpəʊtʃəʳ] N (= person) → cazador(a) m/f furtivo/a
poacher turned gamekeeper (Brit) (fig) persona que abandona una actividad para hacer todo lo contrario

poacher

2 [ˈpəʊtʃəʳ] N (for eggs) → escalfador m

poacher

[ˈpəʊtʃər] nbraconnier m

poacher

1
nWilderer m, → Wilderin f; (of game also)Wilddieb(in) m(f); it’s a case of poacher turned gamekeeper for the new Arsenal manager (Brit) → der neue Manager von Arsenal ist ein zum Paulus gewordener Saulus

poacher

2
n (for eggs) → Pochierpfanne f

poacher

[ˈpəʊtʃəʳ] n (of game) → bracconiere m

poach2

(pəutʃ) verb
to hunt (game) or catch (fish) illegally on someone else's land.
poacher noun
References in classic literature ?
I would cut up a big estate like this into small estates for everybody, even for poachers.
The old-time poachers in England used to do it with their lurcher dogs.
It is a service of peril, and even more so at present than formerly, for the Indians, since they have got into the habit of trafficking peltries with the traders, have learned the value of the beaver, and look upon the trappers as poachers, who are filching the riches from their streams, and interfering with their market.
cried Athos, "are not those fellows poachers they have arrested yonder?
Rushworth to attend to her, and doomed to the repeated details of his day's sport, good or bad, his boast of his dogs, his jealousy of his neighbours, his doubts of their qualifications, and his zeal after poachers, subjects which will not find their way to female feelings without some talent on one side or some attachment on the other, had missed Mr.
The professor had stated that at the time when he and his daughter were about to re-enter the laboratory he was met by the keeper and held in conversation about the cutting of some wood and the poachers.
Now, Mrs Varden, regarding the Maypole as a sort of human mantrap, or decoy for husbands; viewing its proprietor, and all who aided and abetted him, in the light of so many poachers among Christian men; and believing, moreover, that the publicans coupled with sinners in Holy Writ were veritable licensed victuallers; was far from being favourably disposed towards her visitor.
Then once more they sat Little John upon the horse, with his face to the tail, and so, one leading the horse whereon he sat and the others riding around him, they went forward to that tree from the branches of which they had thought to hang the poachers.
So change his station in the world, that he shall see in those young things who climb about his knee: not records of his wealth and name: but little wrestlers with him for his daily bread; so many poachers on his scanty meal; so many units to divide his every sum of comfort, and farther to reduce its small amount.
The higgler to whom the hare was sold, being unfortunately taken many months after with a quantity of game upon him, was obliged to make his peace with the squire, by becoming evidence against some poacher.
There was Jem Rodney, a known poacher, and otherwise disreputable: he had often met Marner in his journeys across the fields, and had said something jestingly about the weaver's money; nay, he had once irritated Marner, by lingering at the fire when he called to light his pipe, instead of going about his business.
I much fear that yon same fellow is a rascally poacher come after our own and the King's meat