Definitions

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  • n. A servant who carries a hunter's gun.

Etymologies

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gun +‎ bearer

Examples

  • Carl calmly took his .475 double rifle, while his gunbearer went through the patient ritual of taking out and holding up for Carl's inspection every single bullet from the bandolier.

    Jay Kirk: Museum Of Natural History And Carl Akeley's Jounrey To Build Its African Wing

  • So, when the men reemerged at dawn, and he could hear the crackle of fire starting, he told the gunbearer to take his rifle and fire a signal shot every fifteen minutes.

    Jay Kirk: Museum Of Natural History And Carl Akeley's Jounrey To Build Its African Wing

  • As far as weight goes, what happened to the good ole gunbearer?

    Make Mine a Double

  • Among other things it incorporates a safety block -- a small lever designed to keep a gunbearer from flipping the safety on and causing you embarrassment when something was chewing on your head and you couldn't figure out why the gun wouldn't fire.

    How Good is Good Enough?

  • Unless your native gunbearer is lugging around your elephant rifle for you, which seems unlikely in Wisconsin.

    Should a 10-year-old be permitted to go hunting?

  • A hunter who used one had best have a reliable gunbearer to spare him the weight of the rifle until the "moment of truth".

    .600 Nitro

  • Thinking that possibly I might meet with an adventure with a lion or a leopard in that dark belt of tall trees, under whose impenetrable shade grew the dense thicket that formed such admirable coverts for the carnivorous species, I took a stroll along the awesome place with the gunbearer, Kalulu, carrying an extra gun, and a further supply of ammunition.

    How I Found Livingstone

  • Jumah, Ferajji the cook, Maganga the Mnyamwezi, Selim the Arab boy, and youthful Kalulu a gunbearer.

    How I Found Livingstone

  • Then to the gunbearer in Swahili, “Take the blood spoor.”

    Hemingway on Hunting

  • 'I thought you'd done that,' Larry said bitterly; 'you're acting as the blasted gunbearer, after all.

    My Family and Other Animals

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