Meaning of “perch” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb uk us /pɜːtʃ/
perch (sth) on/in/above, etc

to be in a high position or in a position near the edge of something, or to put something in this position:

[ often passive ] The village was perched on the side of a mountain.
She wore glasses perched on the end of her nose.
perch on/in, etc

to sit near the edge of something:

The children perched on the edges of their seats.

(Definition of “perch verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)