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hunting ground

a section or area for hunting game.
Origin of hunting ground
1650-60, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for hunting ground
  • These four wise creatures dwelt together, catching their prey each in his own hunting ground, and at night resorting together.
  • The streets then had the feel of a hunting ground where you were the quarry with no room to run.
  • Solid rock was not considered a prime hunting ground for life.
  • This, it can be seen, is a happy hunting ground for the film that aims to start the ready tear and the sentimental sigh.
  • It's also a prime hunting ground for pickpockets and purse snatchers, so take care.
  • Why there, no one seems to know, unless it be that the cemetery appealed to them as a happy hunting ground.
  • The area was an ideal place for many game to find food and water, thus became an ideal hunting ground.
  • Historically, the site was used for logging purposes and as a hunting ground for local residents.
British Dictionary definitions for hunting ground

hunting ground

the area of a hunt
Also called happy hunting ground. any place containing a supply of what is wanted or in which a search is conducted: some resorts are a happy hunting ground for souvenirs
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