shikar

noun
shi·​kar | \shə̇ˈkär\
plural -s

Definition of shikar 

(Entry 1 of 2)

India

shikar

verb
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shikarred; shikarred; shikarring; shikars

Definition of shikar (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

India : to hunt game

transitive verb

India : to hunt (animals) for sport

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History and Etymology for shikar

Noun

Hindi śikār, from Persian shikār, Middle Persian shkār

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