Definitions

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

  • n. One who hunts game.
  • n. A dog bred or trained for use in hunting.
  • n. A horse, typically a strong fast jumper, that has been bred or trained for use in hunting.
  • n. One who searches for or seeks something: a treasure hunter.
  • n. Hunter green.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who hunts game for sport or for food; a huntsman or huntswoman.
  • n. A dog used in hunting.
  • n. A horse used in hunting, especially a thoroughbred, bred and trained for hunting.
  • n. One who hunts or seeks after anything.
  • n. A kind of spider, the huntsman or hunting spider.
  • n. A hunting watch, or one of which the crystal is protected by a metallic cover.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who hunts wild animals either for sport or for food; a huntsman.
  • n. A dog that scents game, or is trained to the chase; a hunting dog.
  • n. A horse used in the chase; especially, a thoroughbred, bred and trained for hunting.
  • n. One who hunts or seeks after anything, as if for game.
  • n. A kind of spider. See Hunting spider, under Hunting.
  • n. A hunting watch, or one of which the crystal is protected by a metallic cover.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who hunts; a huntsman; one who engages in the chase of game or other wild animals.
  • n. An animal that hunts game or prey, or is employed in the chase; especially, a horse used in hunting.
  • n. A large cuckoo, Piaya pluvialis, found in Jamaica.
  • n. A spider which hunts for its prey instead of lying in wait for it, as a lycosid or wolf-spider. Also called hunting-spider.
  • n. A watch having a double case, that is, two single covers, one covering the works and the other the dial; a hunting-watch.

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

  • n. a watch with a hinged metal lid to protect the crystal
  • n. someone who hunts game
  • n. a person who searches for something
  • n. a constellation on the equator to the east of Taurus; contains Betelgeuse and Rigel

Etymologies

From hunt +‎ -er. (Wiktionary)

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