: a person who manages a hunt and looks after the hounds
: huntsman spider
The huntsman does not capture its prey in a web but stalks and chases it with stealth and speed.—Lloyd Johnson
the huntsman presented the king with two pheasants for the royal table
Recent Examples on the Web Sent by an evil queen to capture an escaped princess, a huntsman instead becomes the young woman’s protector and helps her in her quest to regain control of her kingdom. —Los Angeles Times, 26 Mar. 2021 The names Orion and Artemis stem from Greek mythology: Orion is a giant huntsman, and Artemis is the twin of the Greek god of the sun, Apollo. —Jacquelyne Germain, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 Nov. 2022 Andrii Ishchuk, as Hilarion, the huntsman in love with Giselle, struggled — and repeatedly failed — to keep his pulled above his nose. —New York Times, 22 Oct. 2021 In August, an Australian woman posted photos of a giant huntsman spider lurking in her home on Facebook before it was safely removed. —Fox News, 10 Dec. 2019 The huntsman leads the pack so the hounds don't run astray or into dangerous territory, like a road. —Stephanie Klein-davis, chicagotribune.com, 26 Nov. 2019 The animated fantasy show RWBY is set in a world filled with horrific monsters bent on death and destruction, and where humanity’s hope lies with powerful huntsmen and huntresses. —Clark Collis, EW.com, 31 Oct. 2019 Live Science notes that the average huntsman species is about 1-inch long with a leg span up to 5 inches. —Fox News, 1 Aug. 2019 See More
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