Hunter



[huhn-ter] /ˈhʌn tər/

noun
1.
a person who game or other wild animals for food or in sport.
2.
a person who searches for or seeks something:
a fortune hunter.
3.
a horse specially trained for quietness, stamina, and jumping ability in .
4.
an animal, as a dog, trained to game.
5.
(initial capital letter) Astronomy. the constellation Orion.
6.
Also called hunting watch. a watch with a .
7.
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[huhn-ter] /ˈhʌn tər/
noun
1.
John, 1728–93, Scottish surgeon, physiologist, and biologist.
2.
Robert Mercer Taliaferro
[mur-ser tol-uh-ver] /ˈmɜr sər ˈtɒl ə vər/ (Show IPA), 1809–87, U.S. political leader: Speaker of the House 1839–41.
3.
a male given name.
/ˈhʌntə/
noun
1.
a person or animal that seeks out and kills or captures game Female equivalent huntress (ˈhʌntrɪs)
2.

3.
a specially bred horse used in hunting, usually characterized by strength and stamina
4.
a specially bred dog used to hunt game
5.
Also called hunting watch. a watch with a hinged metal lid or case (hunting case) to protect the crystal See also half-hunter
/ˈhʌntə/
noun
1.
John. 1728–93, British physician, noted for his investigation of venereal and other diseases
2.
his brother, William. 1718–83, British anatomist and obstetrician

mid-13c. (attested in place names from late 12c.), from hunt + -er (1). The Old English word was hunta.

Hunter Hun·ter (hŭn’tər), John. 1728-1793.

British surgeon who founded pathological anatomy in England.

Related Terms

headhunter, pothunter

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