American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several Arctic and Boreal sea birds of the genus Stercorarius that harass smaller birds and snatch the food they drop. Also called skua.
- n. A huntsman or hunting attendant.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See jäger.
- n. Any of three seabirds in the skua genus Stercorarius
- n. A hunter's guide
- n. A rifle
- n. A sharpshooter, a rifleman, light infantry
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. See jager.
- n. rapacious seabird that pursues weaker birds to make them drop their prey
- From German Jäger ("hunter") (Wiktionary)
- German Jäger, hunter, jaeger, from Middle High German jeger, from Old High German jagāri, from jagōn, to hunt. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“At the same time, the stock evolved from the clubby jaeger silhouette to a distinctive slender shape.”
“In the 17th century, gunsmiths from Central Europe emigrated to the colony of Pennsylvania, and in their shops the jaeger began to evolve into a much smaller-calibered rifle.”
“Its direct ancestor was the European jaeger (hunter) rifle, probably the first firearm that could be aimed at a distant target and hit it.”
“The jaeger was the creation of Central European gunsmiths: a flintlock with a heavy, octagonal, rifled barrel of .60 to .75 caliber; a set (double) trigger; and a walnut stock equipped with a distinctive "trap" in the side that was covered by a sliding plate.”
“Representative species include snow, Brant and Canada goose; yellow-billed, Arctic, and red-throated loons; whistling swans; oldsquaw ducks; gyrfalcons; willow and rock ptarmigan; red-necked phalarope; parasitic jaeger; snowy owls; hoary redpoll and snow bunting.”
“I'm wondering if he could be painted as a jaeger since Elite doesn't have a standing jaeger figure yet.”
“April 3, 2008 at 12:14 pm hao u maek it? ai haz jaeger!”
“Dinah running along side, the little teckel that I hope to get this spring tucked in a saddlebag or in my coat – jaeger, jaeger, über alles.”
“A fat lemming that sets out across the broad snowbank down the slope is struck almost at once by a jaeger that alights to harry the stunned rodent before letting it bumble back across the snow toward its low cover.”
“Settlers from Germany and Switzerland brought the jaeger with them to Pennsylvania early in the 1700s.”
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