poacher

A poacher is someone who breaks the law to hunt or fish. If you see someone hunting deer in a state park that's got "No Hunting" signs posted on trees, that person is a poacher.

If you don't follow the rules and laws about hunting, but grab your shotgun and head into your neighbor's yard to shoot rabbits, you're in danger of being a poacher. Someone who captures wild animals illegally is also a poacher. A completely different, much nicer kind of poacher is the one you use for poaching eggs — this type of poaching consists of gently cooking food by submerging it in simmering water.

Primary Meanings of poacher

1.
n
someone who hunts or fishes illegally on the property of another
2.
n
a cooking vessel designed to poach food (such as fish or eggs)
Full Definitions of poacher
1

n someone who hunts or fishes illegally on the property of another

Type of:
appropriator
someone who takes for his or her own use (especially without permission)

n small slender fish (to 8 inches) with body covered by bony plates; chiefly of deeper northern Pacific waters

Synonyms:
sea poacher, sea poker
Types:
Agonus cataphractus, armed bullhead, pogge
northern Atlantic sea poacher
Aspidophoroides monopterygius, alligatorfish
small very elongate sea poachers
Type of:
scorpaenoid, scorpaenoid fish
fishes having the head armored with bony plates
2

n a cooking vessel designed to poach food (such as fish or eggs)

Type of:
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)

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