hunter: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (hun'tur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who hunts game or other wild animals for food or in sport.
  2. a person who searches for or seeks something: a fortune hunter.
  3. a horse specially trained for quietness, stamina, and jumping ability in hunting.
  4. an animal, as a dog, trained to hunt game.
  5. (cap.)the constellation Orion.
  6. Also calleda watch with a hunting case.
  7. See


Pronunciation: (hun'tur), [key]
— n.
  1. 1728–93, Scottish surgeon, physiologist, and biologist.
  2. 1809–87, U.S. political leader: Speaker of the House 1839–41.
  3. a male given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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