fisher

noun

fish·​er ˈfi-shər How to pronounce fisher (audio)
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

Example Sentences

few fishers of lake trout are more ardent or adept than my father
Recent Examples on the Web In today’s Receipt, a 48-year-old wild salmon fisher living on $30,000 to $80,000 a year hunts, catches, and harvests all of her game, seafood, and wild greens and berries in Cordova, Alaska. Bon Appétit Contributor, Bon Appétit, 17 Nov. 2022 Kavanagh said Norway is the biggest fisher of krill, which is used for human health supplements and feed for aquariums and salmon farms. Nick Perry, BostonGlobe.com, 27 Oct. 2022 Kavanagh said Norway is the biggest fisher of krill, which is used for human health supplements and feed for aquariums and salmon farms. Nick Perry, ajc, 27 Oct. 2022 This device replaces the typical stick with a stainless steel rod for that fisher’s feel. Kevin Cortez, Popular Mechanics, 12 Oct. 2022 The pollution of water bodies also adversely affects the livelihoods of fisher people. Quartz, 19 July 2022 Skaflestad had raised just over $2,000 as of last month, almost all of it from commercial fisher Robert Thorstenson. Lisa Phu, Anchorage Daily News, 19 Sep. 2022 The boat crew initially attempted to reel in the fisher using a heavy line, but was unsuccessful because storm waves prevented the vessel from reaching him. Emily Mae Czachor, CBS News, 6 Sep. 2022 The fisher, identified as a 50-year-old man, was injured and holding onto rocks near Dog Island as six-foot waves crashed around him, the Coast Guard said in a news release. Emily Mae Czachor, CBS News, 6 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fisher was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Fisher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fisher. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

fisher

noun
fish·​er ˈfish-ər How to pronounce fisher (audio)
1
: one that fishes
2
: a dark brown North American flesh-eating mammal related to the weasels
also : its valuable fur or pelt

Biographical Definition

Fisher 1 of 4

biographical name (1)

Fish·​er ˈfi-shər How to pronounce Fisher (audio)
Dorothy 1879–1958 Dorothea Frances née Canfield ˈkan-ˌfēld How to pronounce Fisher (audio) American novelist

Fisher

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biographical name (2)

Irving 1867–1947 American economist

Fisher

3 of 4

biographical name (3)

John Arbuthnot 1841–1920 1st Baron Fisher of Kilverstone ˈkil-vər-stən How to pronounce Fisher (audio) British admiral

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biographical name (4)

Mary Frances Kennedy 1908–1992 American writer

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