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1. One who hunts game for food, ignoring the rules of sport.
2. One who participates in contests simply to win prizes.
3. A person who seeks artifacts from past civilizations for personal use, sometimes by illegal means, without adhering to professional standards of archaeology.

pot′hunt′ing n.


1. (Hunting) a person who hunts for food or for profit without regard to the rules of sport
2. informal a person who enters competitions for the sole purpose of winning prizes
ˈpotˌhunting n, adj


(ˈpɒtˌhʌn tər)

1. a person who hunts for food or profit, ignoring the rules of sport.
2. a person who takes part in contests merely to win prizes.
pot′hunt`ing, n., adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pothunter - a nonprofessional archeologist
archaeologist, archeologist - an anthropologist who studies prehistoric people and their culture
2.pothunter - someone who participates in contests in order to collect trophies
contestant - a person who participates in competitions
3.pothunter - someone who hunts for food (not for sport)
hunter, huntsman - someone who hunts game


[ˈpɒthʌntəʳ] Ncazador(a) m/f de premios
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Such a move was tried in the past and only succeeded in putting many jackpot regulars off the whole idea of pothunting.
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While the tribes have clearly gained ground in Oregon and have strengthened their position with respect to the determination of their cultural resources, there are still further steps that can be taken to deter vandalism, pothunting, and wanton development.
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Domestic interest and foreign demand for Native American contemporary art and antiquities has fueled an epidemic of pothunting, or looting, of ancient habitation sites and Native American burial grounds.