- a person that lurches, or lurks
- a thief; poacher
- Brit. a crossbred dog trained to hunt silently: used by poachers
- Chiefly British A crossbred dog formerly used chiefly by hunters and poachers.
- Archaic A sneak thief.
Origin of lurcherMiddle English, from lorchen, to lurk, perhaps from lurken; see lurk.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.