whipper in

whipper-in

[hwip-er-in, wip-]
noun, plural whippers-in.
1.
Fox Hunting. a professional or honorary member of a hunt staff who assists the huntsman with the hounds.
2.
British, whip ( def 28 ).

Origin:
1730–40

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whipper-in
 
n , pl whippers-in
a person employed to assist the huntsman managing the hounds in a hunt

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