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English definition of “poacher”

poacher

noun [C] uk   /ˈpəʊ.tʃər/ us    /ˈpoʊ.tʃɚ/
someone who catches and kills animals illegallyMiscellaneous criminals
(also goal poacher) in football, a forward who scores a lot goals from a position close to the goal
(Definition of poacher from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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