noun[usually with modifier]
A pan for cooking eggs or other food by poaching: an egg poacher
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- Prevent discoloration in the bottoms of double boilers or egg poachers by adding 1 teaspoon vinegar to the water in the bottom pan.
- Briefly considered buying an egg poacher but then I tried Carla's recipe for scrambled eggs.
- While the cups of the egg poacher can also be made of stainless steel, it is most important to find one with non-stick cups for the eggs.
Words that rhyme with poachercloture, encroacher, reproacher
1A person who hunts or catches game or fish illegally.
- Russian poachers catch them illegally to harvest their expensive caviar.
- The aim of the trip was to see the Great White shark in its natural environment, and to learn more about the species and the poachers and fishermen who hunt it for trophies or for their fins.
- The government has lost control of the eastern parts of the country and poachers freely hunt down elephants for their ivory.
1.1 (also goal poacher) Soccer , informal A player who is particularly skilled at taking fleeting chances to score goals: the young Ukrainian is a real goal poacher and can put away chances most strikers wouldn’t even attempt it was a good finish, a poacher’s goal
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- They are all good players and all have their different strengths but we just haven't had an out and out poacher since Stuart Barlow left.
- His long, thin frame, coupled with his blistering pace and clinical finishing, make him the ideal counter-attacking striker and all-purpose goal poacher.
- Fisher got the ball close to the Melrose line and Cunningham's poacher's instinct served him well for the second time.
poacher turned gamekeeper
- chiefly British Someone who now protects the interests they previously attacked: in the clearest case ever of poacher turned gamekeeper, the brewers are joining together in a crusade against alcohol abuseMore example sentences
- I suppose it is a case of poacher turned gamekeeper.
- In recent years, Bahabadin's own people have rushed in to dig up artifacts, until Bahabadin himself was hired to stop the looting - the poacher turned gamekeeper.
- He was a successful Merchant Venturer and when in 1613 he was appointed surveyor-general of the customs, it was a case of poacher turned gamekeeper.
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