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still hunt

noun
1.
a hunt for game carried on stealthily, as by stalking, or under cover, as in ambush.
2.
Informal. a quiet or secret pursuit of any object.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30

still-hunt

[stil-huhnt] /ˈstɪlˌhʌnt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to pursue or ambush by a still hunt.
verb (used without object)
2.
to carry on a still hunt.
Origin
1855-60, Americanism
Related forms
still-hunter, noun
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  • The best hunting in these areas would be to still-hunt along the larger washes.
  • Most people still-hunt along desert washes or canyons, and harvest the animals with a shotgun or a small-caliber rifle or pistol.
British Dictionary definitions for still-hunt

still hunt

noun
1.
the hunting of game by stalking or ambushing
verb
2.
to hunt (quarry) in this way
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