fisher

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fish +‎ -er

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fisher (plural fishers)

  1. A person who catches fish, especially for a living.
  2. A person attempting to catch fish.
  3. A ship used for fishing.
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Traditionally less common than fisherman, "fisher" is gaining in use as a more gender-inclusive alternative.

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Etymology 2[edit]

A fisher (Martes tennanti)
tagged, in a cage

From French fichet (polecat pelt), probably from Dutch visse (nasty).

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fisher (plural fishers)

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  1. A North American marten, Martes pennanti, that has thick brown fur.
    • 1969, Rutherford George Montgomery, The Living Wilderness, page 13,
      In many ways the fisher resembles the pine marten, possessing many of the marten's tricks and manners.
    • 1998, Thomas E. Kucera, American Marten, Fisher, Lynx, and Wolverine: Survey Methods for Their Detection, page 62,
      In the southeastern United States, Krohn et al. (1994) hypothesize that the inverse relationship between captures of fishers and martens by commercial trappers may result from an interaction between competitive displacement of marten by fisher and the avoidance of areas with deep and frequent snowfalls by fishers but not martens.
    • 2003, Cynthia J. Zabel, Robert G. Anthony, Mammal Community Dynamics, page 207,
      The term "forest carnivores" denotes a smaller group of four species - the marten, fisher, lynx, and wolverine - and is only marginally descriptive, inasmuch as it excludes many carnivores that live in forests, and includes the wolverine, which can thrive in the complete absence of trees.
  2. The fur of Martes pennanti.
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