deer·​stalk·​er | \ ˈdir-ˌstȯ-kər How to pronounce deerstalker (audio) \

Definition of deerstalker

: a close-fitting hat with a visor at the front and the back and with earflaps that may be worn up or down

called also deerstalker cap, deerstalker hat

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Examples of deerstalker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So sit back, enjoy the performances, put on your best Sherlock Holmesian deerstalkers, and attempt to guess the celebrities behind the masks of this week’s contestants. Ew Staff,, "What to Watch on Wednesday: The camp counselors are surrounded by evil on American Horror Story: 1984," 2 Oct. 2019 The Wolf and Bear Pub (with a deerstalker-wearing grizzly) soon followed. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Where the game is always afoot for Sherlock lovers | The Sacramento Bee," 20 Apr. 2018 The job is more Sherlock Holmes than Scooby Doo—and Alperovitch has everything but the deerstalker cap. Robert Hackett, Fortune, "Meet CrowdStrike’s Dmitri Alperovitch, Cyber Spy Hunter," 23 Aug. 2017 So why not throw on a deerstalker hat, light up a handy meerschaum pipe, and do our best impression of the great detective himself in order to get to the bottom of this case? Joanna Robinson,, "Will Tom Hiddleston Really Guest Star on Sherlock? An Exhaustive Investigation," 5 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of deerstalker

1870, in the meaning defined above

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“Deerstalker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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