an·​ti-poach·​ing ˌan-tē-ˈpō-chiŋ How to pronounce anti-poaching (audio)
variants or less commonly antipoaching
: opposing, prohibiting, or acting to prevent poaching
anti-poaching laws
an anti-poaching patrol

Word History

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-poaching was in 1862

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Cite this Entry

“Anti-poaching.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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