- The term is derived from the word vulture, and is normally used to negatively describe a person in-game. It could possibly be characterized as a creative misspelling of vulture. Just like the vulture waits for its prey to die before feeding on them, the analogous vulcher in-game waits for his teammates to damage an enemy heavily before taking the kill.
derivation; noun; slang
In an online video game, a player who seems to always steal kills off of another player by being the last one to damage the victim when he dies.
Etymology : Derivation from vulture 'predator', from Anglo-Fr. vultur
Source : While a friend of mine was playing Team Fortress 2: "That bastard! He stole my kills again! What an annoying vulcher."
Last modified: 3 December 2008