hunts·​man | \ ˈhən(t)-smən \

Definition of huntsman

2 : a person who manages a hunt and looks after the hounds

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Synonyms & Antonyms for huntsman


hunter, nimrod



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Examples of huntsman in a Sentence

the huntsman presented the king with two pheasants for the royal table

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In 2008, a huntsman spider was named Heteropoda davidbowie to celebrate the artist. Sophie Weiner, Popular Mechanics, "Newly Discovered Ancient Wasp Species Gets Its Name from David Bowie," 23 June 2017 For example, the painting of Jean as huntsman hangs near a screen where a clip from his 1939 masterpiece The Rules of the Game is playing. Thomas Hine,, "At Barnes, two Renoirs - father and son - share one show, diminishing the impact of both," 3 May 2018 But the most important shows him as a boy on the cusp of adolescence, wearing a blue suit and carrying a rifle in the pose of a huntsman. Thomas Hine,, "At Barnes, two Renoirs - father and son - share one show, diminishing the impact of both," 3 May 2018 President Trump is nominating former utah governor jon huntsman as the ambassador to Russia. Philip Bump, Washington Post, "This is what Trump heard when he watched 'Fox and Friends' as president," 19 Jan. 2018 Similar to today’s black widows and huntsman spiders, C. yingi had silk-producing spinnerets near its rear end. Nicholas St. Fleur, New York Times, "Spider-like Creature With a Scorpion’s Tail Found Trapped in Amber," 5 Feb. 2018 The huntsman — the title of the person who trains and works the hounds who in this case was Cody Hayes, a 25-year-old woman — sounded the horn and the hounds were off seeking a scent. Corey Kilgannon, New York Times, "Tallyho! A Suburban Fox Hunt Endures," 13 Oct. 2017 In other roles, Jay Hunter Morris sings the huntsman Erik; Arthur Woodley is Senta's father, Daland; Frederick Ballentine, Jr. performs as the Steersman and Elizabeth Bishop sings Senta's nurse, Mary. Janelle Gelfand,, "Ambitious fare planned for Cincinnati Opera's move back to Music Hall," 14 July 2017 Ms. Copeland was aided as well by having Roman Zhurbin as Hilarion, the village huntsman in love with Giselle. Brian Seibert, New York Times, "Misty Copeland’s Down-to-Earth Debuts in ‘Don Quixote’ and ‘Giselle’," 28 May 2017

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First Known Use of huntsman

1561, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of huntsman was in 1561

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English Language Learners Definition of huntsman

: a person (especially a man) who hunts wild animals
: a person (especially a man) who manages a group of people who are hunting wild animals


hunts·​man | \ ˈhənt-smən \
plural huntsmen\ -​smən \

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