Definition for POACH

POACH, v.t.2 [Corn. pokkia, to thrust; perhaps Fr. pocher. It seems to be allied to Eng. poke, poker, Norm. pouchon, a puncheon. If so, it is from the root of L. pungo, Eng. to punch; G. pochen, to knock.]

To stab; to pierce; to spear; as, to poach fish. – England.

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