American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A man who is active in sports.
- n. A person whose conduct and attitude exhibit sportsmanship.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A man who sports; specifically, a man who practises field-sports, especially hunting or fishing, usually for pleasure and in a legitimate manner.
- n. One who bets or is otherwise interested in field-sports, especially racing; a sporting man.
- n. UK A man who engages in sports. A male athlete.
- n. dated A man who engages in country sports, such as hunting or fishing.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who pursues the sports of the field; one who hunts, fishes, etc.
- n. someone who engages in sports
- sports + -man. (Wiktionary)
“The cover's just as much mine as it's his, 'observed Jack;' it belongs to old Sir Timothy Tensthemain, who's vegetating at Boulogne-sur-Mer, but Puff says he'll buy it when it comes to the hammer, so we'll flatter him by considering it his already, just as we flatter him by calling him a sportsman -- _sportsman_! 'added Jack, with a sneer,' he's just as much taste for the thing as a cow. ”
“You have at last become prudent: you are no longer what you call a sportsman: you are a sensible coward, almost a grown-up man.”
“Where i live the Wardems are running New boats Multiple big outboards, new trucks, ATV's maybe California needs to talk to Alabama causes they are already licenseing the sportsman from the field.”
“Golfing sportsman is right it is probably the gun that has killed the most game but as far as fitting me it isn't even close.”
“A good sportsman is who plays the game fairly and admits the defeat gracefully.”
“(And what happened to non-fiction writing in sportsman's magazines?) 0 Good Comment?”
“As someone posted a while back, I believe a feller named Dennis, the most important thing we can do as sportsman is to teach young folks.”
“Hagen and other experts who treat back injuries in sportsman-heavy areas like western Pennsylvania attest that the outdoors — its irregular and slick terrain; the rigors of dragging a 150-pound deer through the woods — can be particularly fertile ground for back injuries.”
“Cameron Parish in Southwest Louisiana, hard up against the Texas line was what everyone called a sportsman's paradise.”
“I know as a sportsman, as a hunter and a fisherman that you have to preserve the habitat.”
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