Here is the meaning of the word, POLECAT

Polecat ( n. ) - A small European carnivore of the Weasel family (Putorius foetidus). Its scent glands secrete a substance of an exceedingly disagreeable odor. Called also fitchet, foulmart, and European ferret.
Polecat ( n. ) - The zorilla. The name is also applied to other allied species.