Meaning of “hunter” in the English Dictionary

"hunter" in British English

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hunternoun [ C ]

uk /ˈhʌn.tər/ us /ˈhʌn.t̬ɚ/

a person or an animal that hunts animals for food or for sport:

Animals in the cat family are hunters.

a type of horse, especially one used in hunting animals

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  • The hunters followed the tracks of the deer for hours.
  • The hunters skinned the deer they had killed.
  • The hunters came riding by/past on their horses.
  • The hunters spent hours pursuing their prey.
  • In the story, the cunning fox outwits the hunters.

-huntersuffix

uk / -hʌn.tər/ us / -t̬ɚ/

(Definition of “hunter” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hunter" in American English

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hunternoun [ C ]

us /ˈhʌn·tər/

a person or animal that hunts animals for food or sport

(Definition of “hunter” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)