half-hunter

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

half- +‎ hunter

Noun[edit]

half-hunter (plural half-hunters)

  1. A pocket watch of the hunter style, but with a glass panel or hole in the centre of the lid, giving a view of the hands even when the watch is closed.
    • 1953, Samuel Beckett, Watt
      Securing me with one hand, he [] coaxed from a washleather fob hanging in company with a crucifix I imagine from his neck a gunmetal half-hunter, sprang open its case, held it to his eyes []

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