fisher

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fish·er

noun \ˈfi-shər\

Definition of FISHER

1
:  one that fishes
2
a :  a dark brown North American carnivorous mammal (Martes pennanti) of the weasel family
b :  the fur or pelt of this animal

Examples of FISHER

  1. <few fishers of lake trout are more ardent or adept than my father>

First Known Use of FISHER

before 12th century

Rhymes with FISHER

Fish·er

biographical name \ˈfi-shər\

Definition of FISHER

Dorothy 1879–1958 Dorothea Frances née Can*field \ˈkan-ˌfēld\ Am. nov.

Fisher

biographical name

Definition of FISHER

Irving 1867–1947 Am. econ.

Fisher

biographical name

Definition of FISHER

John Arbuthnot 1841–1920 1st Baron Fisher of Kil*ver*stone \ˈkil-vər-stən\ British admiral

Fisher

biographical name

Definition of FISHER

Mary Frances Kennedy 1908–1992 Am. writer

fisher

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Rare species of marten (Martes pennanti, family Mustelidae) found in northern forests of North America. The fisher is related to weasels and is similarly shaped. It has a bushy tail, tapered muzzle and low, rounded ears. Adults are usually 20–25 in. (50–63 cm) long, excluding the 13–17-in. (33–43-cm) tail, and weigh 3–15 lb (1.4–6.8 kg). Fishers hunt on the ground and in trees, attacking various rodents and other animals; they also eat fruits and sometimes nuts. It has been trapped for its valuable brownish black fur.

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