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poacher in Crime topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpoacherpoach‧er /ˈpəʊtʃə $ ˈpoʊtʃər/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 SCCsomeone who illegally catches or shoots animals, birds, or fish, especially on private land without permissionsee thesaurus at thief2 poacher turned gamekeeper3 DFU British English a pan with small containers shaped like cups used for poaching eggs
Examples from the Corpus
poacherEven the villain, Perry, a polar bear poacher out to capture Cubby, is a familiar, unsurprising manifestation.Lots more were nets confiscated from poachers at various times, nets of all colours, lengths and mesh sizes.The accused steals the grouse from both the poacher and the landowner.His son built a stone wall high enough to keep the poachers out, with handsome wrought-iron gates.It was on the principle of turning the poacher into the gamekeeper.The animal then has bright numbers painted on its back, both to aid further identification and demonstrate its worthlessness to poachers.At night my fields are more alive with poachers than rabbits.