fire hunt


Definition of fire hunt

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a night hunt in which torches or other lights are used
2 : a hunt in which fire is set to the woods in an area and the animals are killed as they attempt to escape


transitive verb

Definition of fire-hunt (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : to hunt (animals) at night with the aid of a torch or light
2 : to hunt by driving (animals) from the woods with a fire

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