1) a person participating in a fishery (gender neutral, in preference to the previously used term "fisherman"). Once archaic and now resurrected. See also angler
2) disciples in the Christian Bible
3) victualler
4) a large arboreal mammal (Martes pennanti) from North America. It is not a major consumer of fish, except as carrion, and the name may come from the French "fichet", the name for a pelt of the European polecat
5) any animal that catches fish as food
6) an implement used by tanners
7) a boat used in fishing
8) a fishmonger
9) a common surname in English with various terms named for the person and having nothing to do with fish, e.g. Fisher equation, Fisher index are given below as two examples from economics; there are various others from various disciplines
10) a currency note, £1.00
11) used in combination with various words, not all listed here, either hyphenated or as one word, e.g. fisherfolk, fisher-boat, usually with an obvious meaning
12) apples baked in batter (Devon, England)(archaic)
13) a toady or lickspittle

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