from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A game in which the players attempt to find hidden articles by means of a series of clues.
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- n. A search for buried treasure.
- n. A game in which people have to find hidden objects or places, with the help of clues.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a game in which players try to find hidden articles by using a series of clues
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The idea was, an unnamed friend of Kelp’s — now revealed to Wally as Tom Jimson — had been involved in a treasure hunt with friends in upstate New York years and years ago and had buried a clue to the treasure in that spot behind the library.
“Once del Piero has the ability to decode the Callimachus Text, his European force will commence upon the greatest treasure hunt in history: a search for the seven pieces of the Golden Capstone.”
And it's a pricey treasure hunt – satellite dish arrays, huge transceivers, millions in salaries to scientists who sit in the dark and listen to blank tape.