jager

jager

[yey-ger]
noun
jaeger ( defs 2, 3 ).
Also, jäger.
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jäger (ˈjeɪɡə)
 
n
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jäger
"German sharpshooter," 1776, from Ger., lit. "huntsman," from jagen "to hunt," from O.H.G. jagon, related to O.Fris. jagia, Du. jagen "to hunt," O.N. jaga "to drive, to move to and fro" (see yacht). Applied to riflemen and sharpshooters in the German and Austrian armies.
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