Hunt"er (?), n.

1.

One who hunts wild animals either for sport or for food; a huntsman.

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. Zool.

A kind of spider. See Hunting spider, under Hunting.

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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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