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[Canadian French pékan, from Eastern Abenaki pékané.]
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(Animals) another name for fisher2
[C18: from Canadian French pékan, of Algonquian origin; compare Abnaki pékané]
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(ˈfɪʃ ər)

1. a fisherman.
2. a dark-furred North American marten, Martes pennanti.
3. the fur of this animal.
[before 900]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pekan - large dark brown North American arboreal carnivorous mammalpekan - large dark brown North American arboreal carnivorous mammal
marten, marten cat - agile slender-bodied arboreal mustelids somewhat larger than weasels
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References in periodicals archive ?
HILLS bet: 4 Anak Pekan, 6 Barolo, 7 Promoter, 8 Dorothy's Friend, Escayola, 11 Jagger, 12 Shredded, Zibeline, 16 Distant Prospect, Land N Stars, Pagan Dance, 20 Collier Hill, Defining, Misternando, 25 bar.
Bookmakers Reuben Page have installed the Chester Cup winner Anak Pekan as the 5-1 favourite for the John Smith's Northumberland Plate at Newcastle on Saturday week.
Michael Jarvis's recent Kempton winner Anak Pekan heads the market as 6- 1 favourite with totesport, who are sponsoring the extended two- mile event for the ninth time.
Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today questioned the motive of the claim by former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak that he was targeted by an unidentified sniper in Pekan, Pahang, in 2017.
THEY deserved the freedom of Chester when Anak Pekan overcame a seemingly impossible draw two years ago, but Michael Jarvis and Philip Robinson can rightly claim to be the Cup kings if they can pull off an even taller task with Galient on the Roodee today.
Byline: By Garry Owen (Alan Thomson) who napped Anak Pekan (2-1) at Chester yesterday
ANAK PEKAN carried out a merciless execution of 16 rivals in the totesport Chester Cup on the Roodeye yesterday, putting the bookies to the sword in the process.
Totesport: 3-1 Anak Pekan, 15-2 Big Moment, 10-1 Misternando, Unleash, Ponderon, 12-1 Kristensen, 14-1 Rahwaan, Rayshan, Gralmano, Numitas, 16-1 Almizan, 20-1 Distant Prospect, Swing Wing, 22-1 Gracilis, 25-1 bar.
As a three-year-old, he was nothing if not consistent, earning places in some good handicap events and although he moves to conditions company here, Putra Pekan should do himself justice.
Speaking at the 'Hard Truth: Cash is King' forum here at Umno's headquarters, Najib said that the sniper had fired a shot at his room, while he was not present in the Pekan Umno office, seemingly as a warning sign.
MICHAEL JARVIS yesterday announced the retirement of dual Chester Cup winner Anak Pekan but revealed plans to try to recapture the trophy next month, writes David Carr.
FAVOURITE Anak Pekan is a solid wager to lift today's totesport Chester Cup.