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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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  • The great war party broke into fragments, each band betaking itself to its hunting-ground.

  • What right had this newcomer to intrude on his hunting-ground?

    The Black Phantom Leo Edward Miller
  • Oh, literary death, where is thy sting, while this happy hunting-ground awaits me!

    Summer Cruising in the South Seas Charles Warren Stoddard
  • Nor did we then have any idea of the vast extent of the hunting-ground of the Blackfeet.

    Rising Wolf the White Blackfoot James Willard Schultz
  • This is the northerly limit of the Yellow Knives' hunting-ground.

  • His 35 hunting-ground extends as far as he chooses to gallop.

    Wanderings in Patagonia Julius Beerbohm
  • Kagh looked up from his feasting, astonished that any one should thus intrude upon his hunting-ground.

  • The hunting-ground of his tribe had been free of the red fungoids until recently.

    The Red Dust Murray Leinster
  • Cratloe Wood, by the Shannon near Limerick, may be specially recommended as a hunting-ground.

    The Sunny Side of Ireland John O'Mahony and R. Lloyd Praeger
  • So you are not cursing me for having recommended the Combe as a hunting-ground?

    The Tree of Knowledge Mrs. Baillie Reynolds
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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