Definition of huntsman in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhəntsmən/

noun (plural huntsmen)

1A person who hunts.
Example sentences
  • A meet is arranged in a particular area and huntsmen don their hunting pinks (really red), black riding hats and set off behind the pack of hounds.
  • Police in the Borders said they would be ready to act to prevent any clashes with hunt saboteurs and huntsmen.
  • Even if I accept the reasons for fox hunting I fail to see why a whole pack of huntsmen are needed.
1.1A hunt official in charge of hounds.
Example sentences
  • Ferreters love their animals with the severe military love that attaches the falconer to his bird and the huntsman to his hounds.
  • ‘Nobody loves his hounds more than a huntsman,’ he says.
  • The huntsman was in charge of a pack of dogs that followed the scent of the stag until it was cornered or exhausted.

Words that rhyme with huntsman


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Syllabification: hunts·man

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