Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One that grunts. A hog.
- n. A fish of the family Triglidæ and genus Prionotus: so called along parts of the eastern coast of the United States. See grumbler, 2.
- n. An iron rod with a hook at the end, used by founders.
- n. A horse which has the habit of emitting a sound during expiration, when suddenly moved or startled.
- n. One who grunts.
- n. A group of fish of the family Terapontidae, which make a grunting sound when caught.
- n. dated A hook used in lifting a crucible.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who, or that which, grunts; specifically, a hog.
- n. (Zoöl.) One of several American marine fishes. See Sea robin, and Grunt, n., 2.
- n. (Brass Founding) A hook used in lifting a crucible.
- n. domestic swine
- n. a person who grunts
“Paul had had abominable luck all day, the only thing he landed being what we Bolderhead boys called a "grunter" -- a frog-mouthed fish of most unpleasant aspect and of absolutely no use as food.”
“Horses suffering with pleurisy, pleurodynia, or rheumatism, and other affections accompanied with much pain, will grunt when moved, or when the pain is aggravated, but grunting under these circumstances does not justify the term of "grunter" being applied to the horse, as the grunting ceases when the animal recovers from the disease that causes the pain.”
“Sports Psychology Grunting Grumbles Is your tennis partner a grunter?”
“Then keep rereading it until you understand it. grunter”
“One guy tried to tell the grunter how to lift weights properly.”
“Manscaping," she says, "is taking some raw, unfinished, barely civilized grunter of a guy and making him fabulous.”
“We were sitting at home, half dazed from lack of sleep, with a 2-week-old grunter ready to burst into paroxysms of anger at the smallest slight, when we got a bill for $16,000 in the mail!”
“Unfortunately, on the rare occasion that Stampy would ensnare a stallion, I would learn of his presence by extended patterns of her snorts and moans: she was a grunter.”
“Ms. Oudin's not much of a grunter -- on the Maria Sharapova index, we'd put her at a 3, or about a third of a Sharapova yelp.”
“This may remind tennis fans of Monica Seles, a world-famous grunter, whose moans and growls - clocking in at over 90 decibels, prompted her 1992 quarter-final Wimbledon opponent to insist that she not be allowed to make noise.”
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