Happy hunting grounds
Hunting Hunt"ing, n. The pursuit of game or of wild animals. --A. Smith. [1913 Webster]

{Happy hunting grounds}, the region to which, according to the belief of American Indians, the souls of warriors and hunters pass after death, to be happy in hunting and feasting. --Tylor.

{Hunting box}. Same As {Hunting lodge} (below).

{Hunting cat} (Zo["o]l.), the cheetah.

{Hunting cog} (Mach.), a tooth in the larger of two geared wheels which makes its number of teeth prime to the number in the smaller wheel, thus preventing the frequent meeting of the same pairs of teeth.

{Hunting dog} (Zo["o]l.), the hyena dog.

{Hunting ground}, a region or district abounding in game; esp. (pl.), the regions roamed over by the North American Indians in search of game.

{Hunting horn}, a bulge; a horn used in the chase. See {Horn}, and {Bulge}.

{Hunting leopard} (Zo["o]l.), the cheetah.

{Hunting lodge}, a temporary residence for the purpose of hunting.

{Hunting seat}, a hunting lodge. --Gray.

{Hunting shirt}, a coarse shirt for hunting, often of leather.

{Hunting spider} (Zo["o]l.), a spider which hunts its prey, instead of catching it in a web; a wolf spider.

{Hunting watch}. See {Hunter}, 6. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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