fisher

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

Definition of fisher

 (Entry 1 of 5)

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

Fisher

biographical name (1)
Fish·​er | \ ˈfi-shər How to pronounce Fisher (audio) \

Definition of Fisher (Entry 2 of 5)

Dorothy 1879–1958 Dorothea Frances née Canfield \ ˈkan-​ˌfēld How to pronounce Fisher (audio) \ American novelist

Fisher

biographical name (2)

Definition of Fisher (Entry 3 of 5)

Irving 1867–1947 American economist

Fisher

biographical name (3)

Definition of Fisher (Entry 4 of 5)

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

Fisher

biographical name (4)

Definition of Fisher (Entry 5 of 5)

Mary Frances Kennedy 1908–1992 American writer

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Synonyms for fisher

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of fisher in a Sentence

Noun few fishers of lake trout are more ardent or adept than my father
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun At Mina’s Fish House, a brainchild of celeb chef Michael Mina (a Four Seasons’ preferred partnership), local fisher-people deliver fresh catch daily. Laura Manske, Forbes, 2 Sep. 2021 Neither fish, nor cats, the fisher cat is actually part of the weasel family, forest dwellers prominent in Canada and the Northern U.S., particularly New Hampshire. Dom Amore, courant.com, 3 Aug. 2021 In short, there are a lot of fisher cats in New Hampshire. Mike Mavredakis, courant.com, 12 July 2021 Scientists were then able to study his remains, along with those of three other specimens from the same site, who likely all belonged to the same group of hunter-fisher-gatherers. Amy Sood, CNN, 30 June 2021 One of her notable projects is Seadrift, a documentary about the racial violence and KKK intimidation that erupted in the 1970s against Vietnamese-American fisher-people in a small Texas town on the Gulf Coast. Thuc Nguyen, Southern Living, 13 May 2021 No magnet fisher can count on getting rich, finding a historical artifact or solving a crime by tossing a magnet into the water. Richard Chin, Star Tribune, 7 May 2021 The heaviest non-insulated coverall is the fisher stripe, built out of 10-oz. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 23 Mar. 2021 John Erb, a longtime DNR furbearer research scientist in Grand Rapids, led the agency's long-term fisher study and is assisting Joyce. Bob Timmons, Star Tribune, 4 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of fisher

Noun

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

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12 Sep 2021

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“Fisher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fisher. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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