huntsman

noun
hunts·​man | \ ˈhən(t)-smən How to pronounce huntsman (audio) \

Definition of huntsman

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

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Synonyms & Antonyms for huntsman

Synonyms

hunter, nimrod

Antonyms

nonhunter

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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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Unlike other spiders that use webs to ensnare their prey, huntsman chase theirs down and immobilize them using venom. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "A spider ate a possum. The photos are the ‘stuff of nightmares.’," 19 June 2019 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, Philly.com, "At Barnes, two Renoirs - father and son - share one show, diminishing the impact of both," 3 May 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 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 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 In 2016, video of a huntsman spider scaling the side of a refrigerator while toting a dead mouse went viral. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "A spider ate a possum. The photos are the ‘stuff of nightmares.’," 19 June 2019 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, Philly.com, "At Barnes, two Renoirs - father and son - share one show, diminishing the impact of both," 3 May 2018

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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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huntsman

noun

English Language Learners Definition of huntsman

formal
: 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

huntsman

noun
hunts·​man | \ ˈhənt-smən How to pronounce huntsman (audio) \
plural huntsmen\ -​smən \

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