Thief vs Poacher - What's the difference?

thief | poacher |


As nouns the difference between thief and poacher

is that thief is one who has carried out a theft while poacher is a person who trespasses in order to take game illegally, one who poaches.

thief

English

Noun

(thieves)
  • One who has carried out a theft.
  • (obsolete) A waster in the snuff of a candle.
  • (Bishop Hall)

    Hyponyms

    * burglar * cat burglar * mugger * robber * pickpocket

    Derived terms

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    poacher

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person who trespasses in order to take game illegally, one who poaches.
  • A vessel with shallow cuplike compartments in which eggs are cooked over boiling water
  • (soccer) An attacker with good movement inside the penalty box, see .
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=January 16 , author=Saj Chowdhury , title=Sunderland 1 - 1 Newcastle , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=Regular supplier Barton played in another teasing corner, which was headed on towards goal by the impressive Ameobi and flicked in by expert poacher Nolan.}}
  • Any of type of elongated fish in the Agonidae family, also known as alligatorfish, starsnout, hooknose and rockhead.
  • (US, dialect) The American wigeon.