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knobble +‎ -er


knobbler (plural knobblers)

  1. (hunting, animal husbandry) The hart in its second year; a young deer.
    • 1931, John Buchan, Blanket Of The Dark, page 51:
      They had begun by running a knobbler in the Shabbington coverts, but in the afternoon the sport had been better, for they had found a stag of ten in the oak wood by Stanton
    • 1971, Country life, volume 150:
      This was explained when we got up to the beasts, for they were all dead, six of them: five hinds and calves and a small knobbler. They had been struck by lightning.


Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for knobbler in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)