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sab Line breaks: sab
British informal

Definition of sab in English:


A hunt saboteur.
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)

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Act as a hunt saboteur: they travelled the country sabbing and demonstrating
More 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.

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