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treasure hunt

noun
1.
a game in which each person or team attempts to be first in finding something that has been hidden, using written directions or clues.
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  • You understand, I see, that this treasure hunt has got to be kept quiet.

    In Her Own Right John Reed Scott
  • Tell them about the treasure hunt, tell them about last night's storm.

    The Boy Scout Treasure Hunters Charles Henry Lerrigo
  • The treasure hunt needs observation and skill in tracking, and practically any number can take part in it.

    Boy Scouts Handbook Boy Scouts of America
  • For a moment all thoughts of the treasure hunt were forgotten.

    The Phantom Violin Roy J. Snell
  • Id never have come on this treasure hunt had I known I was to be so sick!

    Dave Porter on Cave Island Edward Stratemeyer
  • Her treasure hunt that afternoon had been singularly unsuccessful.

    The Phantom Violin Roy J. Snell
British Dictionary definitions for treasure hunt

treasure hunt

noun
1.
a game in which players act upon successive clues and are eventually directed to a prize
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