fisher

noun fish·er \ ˈfi-shər \
|Updated on: 24 Jun 2018

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 in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of fisher

before 12th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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fisher Synonyms


Fisher

biographical name Fish·er \ ˈfi-shər \

Definition of Fisher

Dorothy 1879–1958 Dorothea Frances née Canfield play \ˈkan-ˌfēld\ American novelist

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Irving 1867–1947 American economist

Fisher

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John Arbuthnot 1841–1920 1st Baron Fisher of Kilverstone play \ˈkil-vər-stən\ British admiral

Fisher

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Mary Frances Kennedy 1908–1992 American writer


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