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whipper-in

Syllabification: whip·per-in
Pronunciation: /ˌ(h)wipəˈrin
 
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Definition of whipper-in in English:

noun (plural whippers-in /ˌ(h)wipərzˈin/)

A huntsman’s assistant who brings straying hounds back into the pack.
Example sentences
  • The singer, whose son Otis is an assistant whipper-in for the Middleton Hunt, which sets off from Malton, has spoken of his support for the pro-hunt Countryside Alliance.
  • In 1793 three months' hunt wages and the expenses of whippers-in, helpers, hounds and horses kept at Gerrards Cross totalled about 200 [pounds sterling], roughly 53,800 [pounds sterling] a year in today's money.
  • A huntsman manages the dogs with the help of his assistants, the whippers-in.

Words that rhyme with whipper-in

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