jae·​ger | \ ˈyā-gər How to pronounce jaeger (audio) , sense 2 also ˈjā- \

Definition of jaeger

b : one attending a person of rank or wealth and wearing hunter's costume
2 : any of several large dark-colored birds (genus Stercorarius) of northern seas that are related to the skua, are strong fliers, and tend to harass weaker birds until they drop or disgorge their prey

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Recent Examples on the Web Options include jaeger schnitzel, pork cutlet medallions with sweet apple sauerkraut, dumpling and hunter gravy; and wiener schnitzel. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 18 Sep. 2021 There was a Wilson’s snipe at the North Shore Community Gardens in Middleton, two pomarine jaegers at Jeffrey’s Ledge along with 42 common murres and 10 Atlantic puffins. BostonGlobe.com, 19 Jan. 2020 Sightings at Race Point in Provincetown included a royal tern, 5 parasitic jaegers, 1,100 laughing gulls, 2 least terns, 175 roseate terns, 2,800 common terns, 4 species of shearwater, and 2 common ravens. BostonGlobe.com, 24 Sep. 2019 Race Point sightings included a little gull and a royal tern, as well as 3 American oystercatchers, 14 piping plovers, 2 parasitic jaegers, 425 least terns, 3 black terns, 26 roseate terns, and 7 Manx shearwaters. BostonGlobe.com, 24 June 2019 Offshore: Small flocks of red-necked phalaropes, parasitic and pomarine jaegers, roseate terns, and larger groups of storm-petrels and shearwaters numbering into the hundreds were seen from Jeffrey’s Ledge. BostonGlobe.com, 4 Aug. 2019 Sightings from Race Point in Provincetown included a mix of lingering winter birds like Pacific loon, Iceland gulls, and snowy owl, along with new spring arrivals like parasitic jaegers, common terns, a roseate tern, and sooty shearwaters. BostonGlobe.com, 7 May 2018 Seabirds that are strong flyers; gulls, shearwaters, petrels, and jaegers; will usually exit the storm first. Taylor Piephoff, charlotteobserver, 22 Sep. 2017 Lego masterpieces and the giant mechanical Jaegers from Pacific Rim actually have quite a bit in common. Laura Hudson, WIRED, 26 Feb. 2014

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First Known Use of jaeger

1781, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for jaeger

German Jäger

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29 Sep 2021

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“Jaeger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jaeger. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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