Definition of bounty hunter in English:

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bounty hunter

Pronunciation: /ˈboun(t)ē ˌhən(t)ər/

noun

1A person who pursues a criminal or fugitive for whom a reward is offered: the film follows a bounty hunter who is caught in a Wyoming blizzard with his female prisoner
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  • Shortly after our arrival we came into contact with a bounty hunter, one seeking a reward for the return of Jenna.
  • The bounty hunter is a State proxy and can thus use police powers.
  • As a policeman, he's expected to inform the FBI, but instead he becomes a bounty hunter.
1.1A person who hunts wild animals in order to collect a reward offered for killing them: livestock owners say the state’s efforts to reduce the predator population have fallen short and they want to give bounty hunters a shot
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  • One hundred years ago, legions of bounty hunters were scouring the swamps and forests of Florida, looking for songbirds to adorn society ladies' hats.
  • Over the course of American history, livestock owners, Native Americans, bounty hunters, animal rights activists, and wilderness enthusiasts have disputed and revised the meaning of wolf skulls.
  • It's unlikely bounty hunters would be required to turn in the animals' heads.

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Syllabification: boun·ty hunt·er

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