pot·​hunt·​er | \ ˈpät-ˌhən-tər How to pronounce pothunter (audio) \

Definition of pothunter

1 : one who hunts game for food
2 : an amateur archaeologist

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pothunting \ ˈpät-​ˌhən-​tiŋ How to pronounce pothunter (audio) \ noun

Examples of pothunter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pottery shards have been moved around, others perhaps pilfered, and the floor shoveled up by pothunters. Stephen Nash, New York Times, "At Bears Ears in Utah, Heated Politics and Precious Ruins," 25 July 2017

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First Known Use of pothunter

1750, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Pothunter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pothunter. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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