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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A vessel or dish designed for the poaching of food, such as eggs or fish.
  • n. One who hunts or fishes illegally on the property of another.
  • n. Any of various elongated marine fishes of the family Agonidae, chiefly of northern Pacific waters, having an external covering of bony plates.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who trespasses in order to take game illegally, one who poaches.
  • n. A vessel with shallow cuplike compartments in which eggs are cooked over boiling water
  • n. An attacker with good movement inside the penalty box, see Wikipedia:Goal poacher.
  • n. Any of type of elongated fish in the Agonidae family, also known as alligatorfish, starsnout, hooknose and rockhead.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who poaches; one who kills or catches game or fish contrary to law.
  • n. The American widgeon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who poaches; one who intrudes on the preserves of another for the purpose of stealing game; one who kills game unlawfully.
  • n. The sea-poacher, a fish.
  • n. The widgeon, Mareca americana: so called from its habit of seizing the food for which other ducks have dived.
  • n. A contrivance for poaching eggs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who hunts or fishes illegally on the property of another
  • n. a cooking vessel designed to poach food (such as fish or eggs)
  • n. small slender fish (to 8 inches) with body covered by bony plates; chiefly of deeper northern Pacific waters

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