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: hunter, huntsman
: one of a body of light cavalry or infantry trained for rapid maneuvering
: a liveried attendant : footman
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1795, in the meaning defined at sense 1
French, from Old French chaceur, from chacier to hunt, chase, from Vulgar Latin *captiare — more at catch
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