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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Examples of huntsman in a Sentence

the huntsman presented the king with two pheasants for the royal table
Recent Examples on the Web 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,, "RWBY huntresses battle beasties in monster-filled volume 7 clip," 31 Oct. 2019 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, "Movies on TV for Oct. 6-12: ‘Throne of Blood’ and more," 4 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, "Huge creepy huntsman spider sends shivers around Facebook," 1 Aug. 2019 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, "Movies on TV this week Sept. 1 - 7, 2019: John Wayne in ‘The Searchers’ and more," 30 Aug. 2019 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,, "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

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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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16 Nov 2019

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“Huntsman.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 November 2019.

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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 How to pronounce huntsman (audio) \
plural huntsmen\ -​smən \

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