Hunter

Hunt"er

(?), n. 1. One who hunts wild animals either for sport or for food; a huntsman.
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2. A dog that scents game, or is trained to the chase; a hunting dog. Shak.
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3. A horse used in the chase; especially, a thoroughbred, bred and trained for hunting.
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4. One who hunts or seeks after anything, as if for game; as, a fortune hunter a place hunter.
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No keener hunter after glory breathes.
Tennyson.
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5. (Zol.) A kind of spider. See Hunting spider, under Hunting.
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6. A hunting watch, or one of which the crystal is protected by a metallic cover.
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Hunter's room, the lunation after the harvest moon. -- Hunter's screw (Mech.), a differential screw, so named from the inventor. See under Differential.
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