perch {1} definition, perch {1} meaning | English dictionary

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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       7  
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 or dialect   a pole  
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)  
  percher      n  
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