hunter

noun hunt·er \ ˈhən-tər \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

Definition of hunter

1 a : a person who hunts game
b : a dog used or trained for hunting
c : a horse used or adapted for use in hunting with hounds; especially : a fast strong horse trained for cross-country work and jumping
2 : one that searches for something
3 : a pocket watch with a hinged protective cover

Examples of hunter in a Sentence

  1. hunters must have a license to shoot deer

Recent Examples of hunter from the Web

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First Known Use of hunter

13th century

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HUNTER Defined for English Language Learners

hunter

noun

Definition of hunter for English Language Learners

  • : a person who hunts wild animals

  • : a person who searches for something

  • : a strong horse that people use when they hunt foxes


HUNTER Defined for Kids

hunter

noun hunt·er \ ˈhən-tər \

Definition of hunter for Students

1 : a person who hunts wild animals
2 : a dog or horse used or trained for hunting
3 : a person who searches for something
  • a bargain hunter


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