big game

noun
|Updated on: 14 Aug 2018

Definition of big game

1 : relatively large animals sought or taken by hunting or fishing especially for sport
2 : an important objective especially when involving risk

Examples of big game in a Sentence

  1. They traveled to Africa to hunt big game.

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First Known Use of big game

1773

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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  • : large animals (such as elephants and tigers) that are hunted for sport


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