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From Middle English hunter, huntere, honter, equivalent to hunt +‎ -er. Compare Old English hunta (hunter).


  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈhʌntɚ/, [ˈhʌɾ̃ɚ]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: hun‧ter
  • Rhymes: -ʌntə(ɹ)
  • Homophone: junta (in non-rhotic accents with foot–strut split)


hunter (plural hunters, feminine huntress)

  1. One who hunts game for sport or for food; a huntsman or huntswoman.
  2. A dog used in hunting.
  3. A horse used in hunting, especially a thoroughbred, bred and trained for hunting.
  4. One who hunts or seeks after anything.
    The hunter becomes the hunted.
    a fortune hunter
  5. (psychology) A person who bottles up their aggression and eventually releases it explosively.
    Coordinate term: howler
    • 2008, J. Reid Meloy, Lorraine Sheridan, Jens Hoffmann, Stalking, Threatening, and Attacking Public Figures, page 121:
      Although their behavior does not have the same impact as hunters, howlers nevertheless distract the public figure and compel security and law enforcement []
    • 2015, Steve Albrecht, Library Security: Better Communication, Safer Facilities:
      Hunters stalk their targets, make detailed plans, acquire and practice with weapons, and try to hurt or kill people. Howlers make bomb threats to schools, malls, churches, businesses, and government offices.
  6. A kind of spider, the huntsman or hunting spider.
  7. A pocket watch with a spring-hinged circular metal cover that closes over the dial and crystal, protecting them from dust and scratches.


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From hunten +‎ -er.



hunter (plural hunters)

  1. hunter


  • English: hunter