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Meaning of wildcatter

wild•cat•ter

Pronunciation: (wīld'kat"ur), [key]
— n.
  1. an oil prospector.
  2. a person who promotes risky or unsound business ventures.
  3. a person who participates in a wildcat strike.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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