whipper-in

noun
whip·​per-in | \ˌhwi-pər-ˈin, ˌwi-\
plural whippers-in\ ˌhwi-​pərz-​ˈin , ˌwi-​ \

Definition of whipper-in 

1 : a huntsman's assistant who whips in the hounds

First Known Use of whipper-in

1739, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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