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1. (also jā′gər) Any of several migratory seabirds of the genus Stercorarius that breed in Arctic regions and harass smaller birds to snatch the food they drop.
2. A hunter or hunting attendant.

[German Jäger, hunter, jaeger, from Middle High German jeger, from Old High German jagāri, from jagōn, to hunt.]


1. (Military) military a marksman in certain units of the German or Austrian armies
2. (Military) a member of a light or mountain infantry unit in some European armies
3. (Animals) US and Canadian any of several skuas of the genus Stercorarius
4. (Hunting) rare a hunter or hunter's attendant
Also (for senses 1, 2, 4): jager or jäger
[C18: from German Jäger hunter, from jagen to hunt; see yacht]


(ˈyeɪ gər; for 1 also ˈdʒeɪ-)

1. any of several gull-like, dark-colored seabirds of the genus Stercorarius (family Stercorariidae) that pursue gulls and terns in order to rob them of their prey.
2. a hunter.
[1770–80; < German Jäger hunter =jag(en) to hunt + -er -er1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jaeger - rapacious seabird that pursues weaker birds to make them drop their preyjaeger - rapacious seabird that pursues weaker birds to make them drop their prey
coastal diving bird - gull family; skimmer family; jaeger family; auk family
bonxie, skua - gull-like jaeger of northern seas
References in classic literature ?
Theobald on our mat; in a yellow Jaeger suit, with a chin as yellow jutting over the flaps that he had turned up to hide his pyjamas.
Long-tailed Jaegers (Stercorarius longicaudus) usually lay one or two eggs, with a replacement clutch sometimes being laid if the first clutch falls victim to predation (Wiley and Lee 1998).
5[degrees] N, 21[degrees] W), the number of breeding Long-tailed Jaegers and their clutch sizes have been recorded since 1996 in a 15.
Picking up a few years after the events that lead to the war between Kaijus and Jaegers, "Pacific Rim 2" is more about science, as Del Toro admitted that he loves writing for the roles of Day and Gurman, including Ron Perlman's character Hannibal Chau.
The Mexican director also admitted that there will be a lot of Jaegers for the second instalment of the movie.
As the Jaegers dwindle, the relentless Kaiju force mankind into a final stand.
The main thing that stands out is the increasing need for broadband both on the business side and on the consumer side," says Donna Jaegers, a senior analyst specializing in telecom with financial consultancy D.
Donna Jaegers, an analyst at Janco Partners, said, "You don't get top dollar for your property if there is only one person at the auction," which is probably why Alltel wants to let Verizon know it has options.
The Jaegers alternated between hope and despair, but mostly the ruling emotion was rage.
As the Jaegers won more and more battles against the Kaiju, their pilots became rock stars, until the monsters started gaining the upper-hand, slowly unraveling the Jaeger program and its army of giant robots.
Carefully commanding her 10-year-old pony named Peanut Butter through an obstacle course, 12-year-old Julie Jaegers took high honors Wednesday in the gymkhana at the Antelope Valley Fair.
One of the mantras Los Angeles-based sports psychologist Alan Jaeger preaches is to live in the moment.