from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. someone who tries to attract social lions as guests.
- n. someone who hunts lions.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who pursues the lion as a beast of the chase.
- n. A person given to the pursuit or lionizing of notabilities. See lion, 6.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who hunts lions
- n. someone who tries to attract social lions as guests
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Unfortunately, in a primary sense ‘lion-hunter’ was a compliment, and Soames doubted whether its secondary sense had ever been ‘laid down’ as libellous.
(But then Gregor had the physique of a lion-hunter, and could permit himself the luxury of debauch.)
Hamza at sixty is still the city's most renowned fighter and lion-hunter.
They were a body trained in the school of a terrible experience of twenty-four years; they had learned, like the lion-hunter, Gerard, to take death by the mane, and look into his fiery eyes without blenching; they were fit for this service, which demanded the best nerve of the two most powerful nations of the world.
A woman lion-hunter entertained a dinner party of distinguished authors.
Professor Kraill read Marcella's letter and thought she was probably a rather emotional, rather intense and rather original lion-hunter.
His exploits as a lion-hunter were well known, and it was reported that human blood was on his hands.
'By the way, are _you_ a lion-hunter?' asked Susie flippantly.
"And he takes his vermouth at Tortoni's with Lagrene, Scholl and Pertuiset, the lion-hunter," added Moncharmin.
A shot wounded him slightly and, Mr. Tarlton, Roosevelt's companion, an experienced lion-hunter, told him that the lion was sure to charge.