Definition of fisher in English:


Syllabification: fish·er
Pronunciation: /ˈfiSHər


  • 1A fisherman.
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    • His traditional roots show as he weaves tales from life as it was for Canada's early settlers, hunters, fishers, explorers and adventurers.
    • He and his band have been hunters, fishers and farmers.
    • These offer information about shifting shoals, sandbars and such that can be critical for boaters and productive for fishers.
  • 2A large brown marten valued for its fur, found in North American woodland where it frequently preys on porcupines. Also called pekan.
    • Martes pennanti, family Mustelidae
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    • The bear, wolf, coyote, fisher, wolverine, otter, and lynx prey upon the beaver who is, nevertheless, a powerful antagonist when at bay.
    • Bobcats, wolverines, and fishers, that know how to flip the animal on its back and expose its unprotected underside, are the most adept at killing porcupines.
    • This was the kind of place fishers like: a closed canopy, a supply of dead standing trees to make dens in, and plenty of trees of different heights and deadwood on the ground, where a hungry fisher might find prey.


Old English fiscere 'fisherman', of Germanic origin; related to Dutch visser and German Fischer, also to fish1.

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