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hunter

[huhn-ter] /ˈhʌn tər/
noun
1.
a person who hunts game or other wild animals for food or in sport.
2.
a person who searches for or seeks something:
a fortune hunter.
3.
a horse specially trained for quietness, stamina, and jumping ability in hunting.
4.
an animal, as a dog, trained to hunt game.
5.
(initial capital letter) Astronomy. the constellation Orion.
6.
Also called hunting watch. a watch with a hunting case.
Origin
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English huntere. See hunt, -er1
Related forms
hunterlike, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hunterlike

hunter

/ˈhʌntə/
noun
1.
a person or animal that seeks out and kills or captures game Female equivalent huntress (ˈhʌntrɪs)
2.
  1. a person who looks diligently for something
  2. (in combination): a fortune-hunter
3.
a specially bred horse used in hunting, usually characterized by strength and stamina
4.
a specially bred dog used to hunt game
5.
Also called hunting watch. a watch with a hinged metal lid or case (hunting case) to protect the crystal See also half-hunter

Hunter

/ˈhʌntə/
noun
1.
John. 1728–93, British physician, noted for his investigation of venereal and other diseases
2.
his brother, William. 1718–83, British anatomist and obstetrician
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Word Origin and History for hunterlike

hunter

mid-13c. (attested in place names from late 12c.), from hunt + -er (1). The Old English word was hunta.

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hunterlike in Medicine

Hunter Hun·ter (hŭn'tər), John. 1728-1793.

British surgeon who founded pathological anatomy in England.

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Slang definitions & phrases for hunterlike

hunter

Related Terms

headhunter, pothunter


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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