noun (plural shikaris)Indian
- A snatch of conversation at dinner, referring to a prominent local politician: ‘My friend, who's a famous shikari, says that he is bison gone wrong.’
- Until scientific evidence became available, the most famous tales centred invariably around man-eaters, narrated by the shikari or hunter-turned-conservationist.
- Initially, the writer doesn't accept the shikari's argument but as he discovers Choudhury's deep understanding and affection for the huge animals, he is won over to his view.
1.1A guide on hunting expeditions.
- She has played the part of a professional shikari, an ecologist, a botanist and as a tourism development manager.
- The famous shikari used to say that big cats did not become man-eaters unless they were forced into it, usually by injuries which prevented them from hunting their usual prey.
2 (also shikara) (In Kashmir) a light, flat-bottomed boat.
- Ways of life, in Kashmir, like the shikaras that cut slow swathes through the lake water, are gracious and elegant.
- You can enjoy beautiful rides on shikara.
- Most houseboats are situated on the banks of the lake, and can be accessed directly from land without the help of a shikara.
Words that rhyme with shikariaskari, Bari, Cagliari, calamari, Campari, charivari, curare, Ferrari, Harare, Kalahari, Mari, Mata Hari, Qatari, Rastafari, safari, sari, Scutari, sparry, starry, Stradivari, tamari, terramare, Vasari, Zanzibari
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