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English definition of “perch”

perch

noun (SEAT)    /pɜːtʃ/ US  /pɝːtʃ/
[C] a place where a bird sits, especially a thin rod in a cage (= wire box)Animal Dwellings - man-madeAnimal dwellings - natural [C] a seat or other place high up, often giving a good view of something below: We watched the parade from our perch on the scaffolding.Chairs and seats
(Definition of perch noun (SEAT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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