poach


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

poach

damage caused to sodden pasture by the hooves of cattle and sheep. In clay soils and when the ground is sufficiently wet the damage caused by a heavy stocking rate of sheep may be very high. Said also of the take-off in front of a jump in an equitation course or a race. Called also pugging.
References in periodicals archive ?
The receiver's partner (RP) should stand with his heels on the service line to guard against a poach clown the center.
In this case, it would still be rational for a person to poach despite the "shoot first" policy.
The law is aimed at those who choose to poach trophy-sized animals, as well as those who illegally use nightscopes, infrared, optics, or spotlights.
To poach the eggs, bring at least a litre of water to If you don't think you like black pudding, try this and you will soon change your mind