Poaching
Poach Poach (p[=o]ch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Poached} (p[=o]cht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Poaching}.] [F. pocher to place in a pocket, to poach eggs (the yolk of the egg being as it were pouched in the white), from poche pocket, pouch. See {Pouch}, v. & n.] 1. To cook, as eggs, by breaking them into boiling water; also, to cook with butter after breaking in a vessel. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. To rob of game; to pocket and convey away by stealth, as game; hence, to plunder. --Garth. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • poaching — the crime of taking game or other specified beasts and trespassing so to do. It is criminalised by, among other enactments, the Night Poaching Act 1828, the Game Laws (Amendment) Act 1960 and the Deer Act 1980. Collins dictionary of law. W. J.… …   Law dictionary

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  • poaching — /poh ching/, n. 1. the illegal practice of trespassing on another s property to hunt or steal game without the landowner s permission. 2. any encroachment on another s property, rights, ideas, or the like. [1605 15; POACH1 + ING1] * * * ▪ law… …   Universalium

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  • poaching — noun Trespassing in search of game …   Wiktionary

  • poaching — Synonyms and related words: abstraction, annexation, appropriation, baking, barbecuing, basting, boiling, boosting, braising, brewing, broil, broiling, catering, conversion, conveyance, cookery, cooking, cuisine, culinary science, domestic… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • poaching — poach·ing || pəʊtʃɪŋ n. illegal hunting of wildlife; process of cooking by boiling pəʊtʃ v. trespass, cross a border illegally; cook in boiling; hunt illegally for game or fish …   English contemporary dictionary

  • poaching —   Illegal removal of plants from their native habitat; common threat affecting the threatened status of cycads …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • poaching — In criminal law, the unlawful entry upon land for the purpose of taking or destroying fish or game. The illegal taking or killing of fish or game, Pocket veto. The act of the President in retaining a legislative bill without approving or… …   Black's law dictionary

  • poaching — Trespassing upon land for the purpose of killing and taking game there …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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