Definition of pilcher in English:

pilcher

noun

  • An outer covering for a baby; = pilch. Now chiefly Australian and NZ (usually in plural).

noun

Papermaking
  • A number of felts used in pressing quires of handmade paper.

Origin

Late 16th century (in an earlier sense). Extended form of pilch, with apparently arbitrary ending<br>1920s; earliest use found in World's Paper Trade Review. Origin uncertain; probably related to pilch; compare pilcher.

Pronunciation

pilcher

/ˈpɪltʃə/