jae·​ger | \ ˈyā-gər How to pronounce jaeger (audio) \

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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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, "Bird sightings on Cape Cod," 7 May 2018 Seabirds that are strong flyers; gulls, shearwaters, petrels, and jaegers; will usually exit the storm first. Taylor Piephoff, charlotteobserver, "Look what the hurricane blew in," 22 Sep. 2017 Lego masterpieces and the giant mechanical Jaegers from Pacific Rim actually have quite a bit in common. Laura Hudson, WIRED, "Check Out These Meticulous Pacific Rim Mechs Made of Legos," 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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