percher

percher

[pur-cher]
noun
1.
a person or thing that perches.
2.
a bird whose feet are adapted for perching.

Origin:
1575–85; perch1 + -er1

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perch1 (pɜːtʃ)
 
n
1.  a pole, branch, or other resting place above ground on which a bird roosts or alights
2.  a similar resting place for a person or thing
3.  another name for rod
4.  a solid measure for stone, usually taken as 198 inches by 18 inches by 12 inches
5.  a pole joining the front and rear axles of a carriage
6.  a frame on which cloth is placed for inspection
7.  obsolete, dialect or a pole
 
vb
8.  (usually foll by on) to alight, rest, or cause to rest on or as if on a perch: the bird perched on the branch; the cap was perched on his head
9.  (tr) to inspect (cloth) on a perch
 
[C13 perche stake, from Old French, from Latin pertica long staff]
 
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n

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