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jaeger

[yey-ger; for 1 also jey-ger] /ˈyeɪ gər; for 1 also ˈdʒeɪ gər/
noun
1.
any of several rapacious seabirds of the family Stercorariidae that pursue weaker birds to make them drop their prey.
2.
a hunter.
3.
a member of any of several groups of sharpshooters in the German or Austrian army.
Also, jager, jäger, yager (for defs 2, 3).
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; < German Jäger hunter, equivalent to jag(en) to hunt + -er -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for jaeger

jaeger

/ˈjeɪɡə/
noun
1.
(military) a marksman in certain units of the German or Austrian armies
2.
a member of a light or mountain infantry unit in some European armies
3.
(US & Canadian) any of several skuas of the genus Stercorarius
4.
(rare) a hunter or hunter's attendant
Also (for senses 1, 2, 4) jager, jäger
Word Origin
C18: from German Jäger hunter, from jagen to hunt; see yacht
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