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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A huntsman who keeps the hounds from wandering, and whips them in, if necessary, to the of chase.
  • n. Hence, one who enforces the discipline of a party, and urges the attendance and support of the members on all necessary occasions.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In hunting, one who keeps the hounds from wandering, and whips them in, if necessary, to the line of chase.
  • n. In the game of hare and hounds, one who leads the hounds, sets the pace, etc.
  • n. Hence, in British Parliament, same as whip, 3 .
  • n. In racing slang, a horse that finishes last, or near the last, in a race.

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

  • n. huntsman's assistant in managing the hounds

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