British • informal
- A hunt saboteur.More example sentences
- There are probably many more people that go shooting than used to go hunting with hounds, and it is a big commercial enterprise, so the hunt sabs may have a harder time of it trying to get shooting banned.
- She added that although the pressure group did not get involved, she knew there would be ‘a lot of hunting sabs out there too’.
- At a country-house dinner in Wiltshire, my hunting friends tell me the cubbing is fantastic this year and the sabs seem to have disappeared to the guinea-pig farm.
verb (sabs, sabbing, sabbed)[no object] Back to top
- Act as a hunt saboteur: they travelled the country sabbing and demonstratingMore example sentences
- But with a supportive Conservative Government in power in the early 1990s the law could be conveniently changed so that ‘sabbing’ a hunt became a new offence, criminal trespass.
- I remember when Joe Mangel's wife got capped while sabbing a duck hunt.
- I'm totally against fox hunting (and a friend of mine died while sabbing a few years back, and I'll bet he's grinning right now wherever he ended up).
1970s: abbreviation of saboteur.