Definitions

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

  • n. A male red deer in its fourth year.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A male red deer when four years old.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The male red deer when four years old.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A stag in his fourth year, and therefore not quite full grown.
  • n. Same as staggarth.

Etymologies

Middle English, from stagge, stag; see stag.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From stag. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I stayed out of that short range dangeer zone and tried to move him counter clockwise to stay away from his right (he had a big right) .. zapped him a couple good ones and he staggard.

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  • Without a "staggard start" primary season, winning a party nomination would basically equate to whichever candidate is the best known nationally andhas the biggest financial load to blow.

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  • It is not the sole answer to congestion - staggard school oping times, flexible working and better/cheaper public transport are all required but the concept has merit and should not be so readily dismissed.

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  • Once it was a wild sow which scuttled out of the bracken, with two young sounders at her heels, and once a lordly red staggard walked daintily out from among the tree trunks, and looked around him with the fearless gaze of one who lived under the King's own high protection.

    The White Company

  • Persons fond of hunting have invented peculiar terms by which the objects of their pursuit are characterized: thus the stag is called, the first year, a calf, or hind-calf; the second, a knobber; the third, a brock; the fourth, a staggard; the fifth, a stag; and the sixth, a hart.

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  • And we've benefited from having a staggard maturity schedule.

  • But like I said, we're all in general agreement on many of these issues, although there have been too many staggard projects before with the space habitat / colonies /

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  • "And as for my woodcraft, I can name you all the names of a male deer, from hind calf, year by year, through brocket and spayed, and staggard and stag, till his sixth year, when he is truly a hart and has his rights of brow, bay, and tray antlers.

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