from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In India, hunting; sport.
  • To hunt; chase game; hence, tease; haze.

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  • noun India Hunting, sport; a hunting expedition.
  • noun hunting guide (elsewhere besides India, e.g. Australia)


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From Urdu / Hindi شکار / शिकार (shikār), from Persian شکار (shekâr).


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  • Where other men took ten days to the Hills, Strickland took leave for what he called shikar, put on the disguise that appealed to him at the time, stepped down into the brown crowd, and was swallowed up for a while.

    Plain Tales from the Hills

  • Yesterday, Tuesday, I left the camp at dawn, and went all over the same ground, but with no better success, only seeing a couple of bara singh, hornless now, and therefore comparatively uninteresting from a "shikar" point of view.

    A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil

  • The men considered it now time to get up some "shikar," so they invented a bear.

    A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil

  • Our brief experience of camping and "shikar" had proved to my wife that she was not cast in the heroic mould of a female Nimrod.

    A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil

  • The Leh scheme thus having come to naught, and our friends being still wholly intent on "shikar" to the exclusion of all other pursuits, we decided to be independent, so we hired a nice-looking boarded dounga, whose fresh and clean appearance pleased us, for a term of three months.

    A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil

  • Unfortunately, every guide in the shikar was horribly gored, luckily I was able to climb the offending Banyan tree and escaped serious injury.

    Odds and Ends

  • Himalayan shikar reserves; surveys and management proposals.

    Royal Chitwan National Park, Nepal

  • He knew that shikar would be extremely difficult without Skellum's guidance.

    Chainer's Torment

  • He was looking forward to his dinner, but he was looking forward to the shikar with Chainer even more.

    Chainer's Torment

  • Some dementists on shikar simply tried to see as many creatures as possible.

    Chainer's Torment


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