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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.]
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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]
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(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]
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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
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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.
In the film, the Earth has come under attack by monsters known as Kaiju and humans must fight back with colossal fighting machines known as Jaegers. At the end of the film, the Pan Pacific Defense Corps (PPDC) and its Rangers sacrifice almost everything to seal the Breach at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, ending the Kaiju invasion.
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.
To combat these invading alien monsters, countries that border the Pacific band together to build Jaegers: 300-foot-tall humanoid fighting machines operated from the inside by two human co-pilots.
Pacific Rim's Jaegers are a staple of Japanese anime, where they are often referred to as mecha.
Massive robots called Jaegers, controlled by two pilots whose minds are synced via a neural bridge, fight back.
To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge.
"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.A.
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.
Using different fitness currencies, I then test the predictions of these models as alternative hypotheses with fall migrating Parasitic Jaegers (Stercorarius parasiticus) kleptoparasitizing Common Terns (Sterna hirundo) at a migratory stopover located on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River, in Quebec.
The Jaegers alternated between hope and despair, but mostly the ruling emotion was rage.
A new collection of giant robots called Jaegers, with a new generation of pilots are featured in this new trailer.