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

Examples of jaeger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Bird sightings," 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, "Recent bird sightings on Cape Cod (as of Sept. 17) as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.," 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, "Bird sightings on Cape Cod," 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, "Bird sightings," 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, "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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“Jaeger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jaeger. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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