huntsman

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hunts·man

 (hŭnts′mən)
n.
1. A man who hunts.
2. A man who manages the hounds in the hunting field.

huntsman

(ˈhʌntsmən)
n, pl -men
1. (Hunting) a person who hunts
2. (Hunting) a person who looks after and trains hounds, and manages them during a hunt

hunts•man

(ˈhʌnts mən)

n., pl. -men.
1. the member of a hunt staff who manages the hounds during the hunt.
2. a hunter.
[1560–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.huntsman - someone who hunts gamehuntsman - someone who hunts game    
bounty hunter - a hunter who kills predatory wild animals in order to collect a bounty
courser - a huntsman who hunts small animals with fast dogs that use sight rather than scent to follow their prey
deer hunter - hunter of deer
duck hunter - hunter of ducks
falconer, hawker - a person who breeds and trains hawks and who follows the sport of falconry
fowler - someone who hunts wild birds for food
huntress - a woman hunter
lion-hunter - someone who hunts lions
pothunter - someone who hunts for food (not for sport)
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
snarer - someone who sets snares for birds or small animals
stalker - someone who stalks game
tracker - someone who tracks down game
trapper - someone who sets traps for animals (usually to obtain their furs)
Translations
صَيّاد، قَنّاص
lovec
jæger
veiîimaîur

huntsman

[ˈhʌntsmən] N (huntsmen (pl)) (= hunter) → cazador m

huntsman

[ˈhʌntsmən] nchasseur m

huntsman

n pl <-men> → Jagdreiter m

huntsman

[ˈhʌntsmən] n (-men (pl)) → cacciatore m

hunt

(hant) verb
1. to chase (animals etc) for food or for sport. He spent the whole day hunting (deer).
2. to pursue or drive out. The murderer was hunted from town to town.
noun
1. the act of hunting animals etc. a tiger hunt.
2. a search. I'll have a hunt for that lost necklace.
ˈhunterfeminine ˈhuntress noun
a person who hunts.
ˈhunting noun
the activity of chasing animals etc for food or for sport.
ˈhuntsman (ˈhants-) noun
a hunter.
hunt down
to search for (someone or something) until found. The police hunted down the escaped prisoner.
hunt for
to search for. I've been hunting for that shoe all morning.
hunt high and low
to search everywhere.
hunt out
to search for (something that has been put away) until it is found. I'll hunt out that old photograph for you.
References in classic literature ?
The hounds of that ardent young sportsman Rostov had not merely reached hard winter condition, but were so jaded that at a meeting of the huntsmen it was decided to give them a three days' rest and then, on the sixteenth of September, to go on a distant expedition, starting from the oak grove where there was an undisturbed litter of wolf cubs.
At that instant the two huntsmen heard a cry that was something like that of a mouse caught in a trap.
I leapt over the tree because the huntsmen are shooting down there in the thicket.

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