grunter

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grunter (plural grunters)

  1. One who grunts.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Tennyson
      Bristled grunters.
    • 2007 December 19, Linda Pearce, “Tennis grunters told to stop the racket”, The Age:
      Dalton, the winner of nine grand slam doubles titles, claims she would have been prepared to forfeit a match against the grunter par excellence, Maria Sharapova — and has urged the current generation of tennis players to do so.
  2. Any of a group of fish of the family Terapontidae, which make a grunting sound when caught.
  3. (dated, brass founding) A hook used in lifting a crucible.

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