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Meaning of HUNTER

Pronunciation:  'huntur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a watch with a hinged metal lid to protect the crystal
  2. [n]  someone who hunts game
  3. [n]  a person who searches for something; "a treasure hunter"

HUNTER is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: hunting watch, huntsman
 See Also: deer hunter, duck hunter, falconer, fowler, hawker, huntress, lion-hunter, Nimrod, pothunter, quester, searcher, seeker, skilled worker, snarer, stalker, ticker, tracker, trained worker, trapper, watch



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hunt"er\, n.
1. One who hunts wild animals either for sport or for food; a

2. A dog that scents game, or is trained to the chase; a
   hunting dog. --Shak.

3. A horse used in the chase; especially, a thoroughbred,
   bred and trained for hunting.

4. One who hunts or seeks after anything, as if for game; as,
   a fortune hunter a place hunter.

         No keener hunter after glory breathes. --Tennyson.

5. (Zo["o]l.) A kind of spider. See {Hunting spider}, under

6. A hunting watch, or one of which the crystal is protected
   by a metallic cover.

{Hunter's room}, the lunation after the harvest moon.

{Hunter's screw} (Mech.), a differential screw, so named from
   the inventor. See under {Differential}.

Thesaurus Terms
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