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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who hunts predatory animals in order to collect a bounty.
  • n. One who pursues a criminal or fugitive for whom a reward is offered.

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  • n. A person who catches criminals and brings them to the police in return for a reward.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a hunter who kills predatory wild animals in order to collect a bounty
  • n. someone who pursues fugitives or criminals for whom a reward is offered

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