What does the word perch mean?

Usage examples for perch

  1. And he told them of the pike that hid the lover of the princess by swallowing him and lying at the bottom of a deep pool, and how the princess saw her lover sitting in the pike, when the big fish opened his mouth to snap up a little perch that swam too near his nose. – Old Peter's Russian Tales by Arthur Ransome
  2. The tide was running very strong and the wind blowing hard, and, after nearly four hours hard work, we managed to land near the Rock Perch, thankful for our lives being spared. – Recollections of Old Liverpool by A Nonagenarian