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hunter

Line breaks: hunt¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈhʌntə
 
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Definition of hunter in English:

noun

1A person or animal that hunts: a deer hunter
More example sentences
  • 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, stalker, trapper, woodsman;
nimrod, Orion;
predator;
Frenchchasseur;
Indian shikari
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.
Example sentences
  • 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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