Definition of hunter in English:

hunter

Syllabification: hunt·er
Pronunciation: /ˈhən(t)ər
 
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noun

  • 1A person or animal that hunts: a deer hunter
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    • She is also hoping that the fox which killed her chickens could be hunted down by local hunters and shot before it kills other people's animals.
    • Though different hunters may share any given place, no two hunters hunt and fish in exactly the same set of places.
    • Yes, turkey hunters love to hunt and are willing to spend serious money in this growing market.
    Synonyms
    huntsman, huntswoman, trapper, stalker, woodsman; nimrod; predator; Orion
  • 1.1A person searching for something: a bargain hunter
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    • Convinced that ‘image is everything’, they have relinquished manufacturing to become bargain hunters in search of the best deal in the global mall.
    • The results are reinforced by reports of an increase in consumer activity in the shops during the hot weather, following a period of lower spending, with bargain hunters tempted by sales.
    • Merchants are hoping for a crush of last minute shoppers today, and bargain hunters after Christmas to make up for disappointing sales up until now.
  • 1.2A horse of a breed developed for stamina in fox hunting and ability to jump obstacles.
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    • Today, the Cleveland has established itself as a heavy hunter able to jump out of clay almost from a standstill.
    • In hunters the horses are judged on form over fences and when they jump from a comfortable distance their form is shown off the best.
    • This horse was a hunter, and would easily manage the hilly countryside.
  • 1.3 (the Hunter) The constellation Orion.
  • 2A watch with a hinged cover protecting the glass.

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