American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that fishes, as a person or ship engaged in fishing.
- n. A carnivorous mammal (Martes pennanti) of northern North America, having thick, dark-brown fur. Also called pekan, wejack.
- n. The fur of this animal.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One whose occupation or sport is the catching of fish; a fisherman.
- n. The pekan, wejack, black-cat, or Pennant's marten, Mustela pennanti of Erxleben (1777), M. canadensis of Schreber (1778), the largest North American carnivorous quadruped of the family Mustelidæ and subfamily Mustelinæ with the exception of the wolverene: so called from its habit of catching fish. It is a kind of marten or sable, peculiar to the northern parts of North America, and quite distinct from any other species. The length is 2 or 3 feet, generally about 30 inches, from the nose to the root of the tail, which measures from 14 to 20 inches more. The color is black or blackish, generally darker below than above, lightening by mixture of gray or brown on the upper fore parts and head, and there is no light throat-patch. The ears are low, wide, and semicircular, and the physiognomy is characteristic in comparison with other martens. The pelt is valuable. Also called
- n. plural In ornithology, specifically, the Piscatores, Totipalmati, or Steganopodes. E. Blyth.
- n. A North American marten that has thick brown fur, Martes pennanti.
- n. The fur of this animal.
- n. A person or ship that is engaged in fishing.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who fishes.
- n. (Zoöl.) A carnivorous animal of the Weasel family (Mustela Canadensis); the pekan; the “black cat.”
- n. someone whose occupation is catching fish
- n. large dark brown North American arboreal carnivorous mammal
- fish + -er (Wiktionary)
“Why, because a fisher is a kind of a Spartan animal, while he is about his business.”
“Geez, I am releasing fish and this fisher is eating them.”
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“In fact, in the river/trout world, I've long thought a great fly fisher is way more deadly than the lure fisher.”
“So far concerning him; but as regards the Caliph, Shaykh Ibrahim stared to him (and he still in fisher garb) and said, “O vilest of fishermen, thou hast brought us a couple of fish worth a score of half-dirhams,63 and hast gotten three dinars for them; and thinkest thou to take the damsel to boot?””
“AnnaLynne will be the 'fisher' - an 'exceptional, unforgettable' beauty who uses her overwhelming class and charms to bait humans and hand deliver them to the rest of the Volturi vampires.”
“Did not read all the ay to end, but this is really called a fisher cat…a wild jungle cat that lives in S.”
“When we got into the boat, to my astonishment, Oscar began calling the fisher boy by his name; evidently he knew him quite well.”
“* He was called the fisher of men and the lamb of God.”
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The title is an actual name given to a Puritan boy in the 17th century.
Members of the Mustelid family.
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