Definitions

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

  • n. A man who hunts.
  • n. A man who manages the hounds in the hunting field.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A hunter.
  • n. A fox hunter.
  • n. One who manages the hounds during a hunt.
  • n. Any of the many species of large spiders of the family Sparassidae.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who hunts, or who practices hunting.
  • n. The person whose office it is to manage the chase or to look after the hounds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who hunts, or who practises hunting; a hunter.
  • n. The manager of a hunt; a man employed to take the entire charge of the hounds and to start or beat up and direct the pursuit of game.
  • n. In Honduras, the foreman of a gang of slaves, whose duty it is to search the woods to find employment for his men.

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

  • n. someone who hunts game

Etymologies

hunts +‎ man (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • She called a huntsman, and said, “Take the child away into the forest; I will no longer have her in my sight.

    Little Snow-White

  • (seeing that he understood no Latin), smiling like a drunken man the while; whereupon he clapped me on the shoulder, and after I had made fast the letter with his signet, he called his huntsman, and gave it to him to carry to my daughter; _item_, he sent her pen, ink, and paper, together with his signet, in order that she might answer it forthwith.

    Maria Schweidler die Bernsteinhexe. English

  • a drunken man the while; whereupon he clapped me on the shoulder, and after I had made fast the letter with his signet, he called his huntsman, and gave it to him to carry to my daughter;

    Sidonia, the Sorceress : the Supposed Destroyer of the Whole Reigning Ducal House of Pomerania — Volume 2

  • She called a huntsman, and said, “Take the child away into the forest; I will no longer have her in my sight.

    Household Tales

  • So she called a huntsman and said, "Take the child out in the forest, for I will endure her no longer in my sight.

    The Fairy Book The Best Popular Stories Selected and Rendered Anew

  • But this would have been calling the huntsman and hounds into the garden to kill the hare.

    Old Mortality

  • On this they went together tothe old King, and fetched him to the hut, and she led him into her room, and told him that the huntsman was the man who had really set her free from the giants.

    Household Tales

  • Elfrida coyly descended, and the huntsman was amazed anew at her perfect form He sat at her feet through the hush of noonday, and at even he was there still.

    The Fairies and the Christmas Child

  • And I should also conceive that the art of the huntsman is the art of attending to dogs?

    EUTHYPHRO

  • At last she could endure Snowdrop's presence no longer, and, calling a huntsman to her, she said:

    Red Fairy Book

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