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From Middle English hunter, huntere, honter, equivalent to hunt +‎ -er. Compare Old English hunta(hunter).

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hunter ‎(plural hunters)

  1. One who hunts game for sport or for food; a huntsman or huntswoman.
  2. A dog used in hunting.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  3. A horse used in hunting, especially a thoroughbred, bred and trained for hunting.
    • William Thackeray
      a sound, swift, well-fed hunter and roadster
    • 2009, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, Fourth Estate 2010, p. 480:
      Henry, laughing, spurs away his hunter under the dripping trees.
  4. One who hunts or seeks after anything.
    The hunter becomes the hunted.
    a fortune hunter
    • Tennyson
      No keener hunter after glory breathes.
  5. A kind of spider, the huntsman or hunting spider.
  6. A pocket watch with a spring-hinged circular metal cover that closes over the dial and crystal, protecting them from dust and scratches.

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hunter (plural hunters)

  1. hunter

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