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.

    Drowned Hopes

  • “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.”

    Seven Deadly Wonders

  • 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.

    Deception Point


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