jaeger
Jager Ja"ger, n. [G. j["a]ger a hunter, a sportsman. Cf. {Yager}.] [Written also {jaeger}.] 1. (Mil.) A sharpshooter. See {Yager}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Any species of gull of the genus {Stercorarius}. Three species occur on the Atlantic coast. The jagers pursue other species of gulls and force them to disgorge their prey. The two middle tail feathers are usually decidedly longer than the rest. Called also {boatswain}, and {marline-spike bird}. The name is also applied to the skua, or Arctic gull ({Megalestris skua}). [1913 Webster]


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  • Jaeger —   [ jɛː ],    1) Fritz, Geograph, * Offenbach am Main 8. 1. 1881, ✝ Zürich 25. 11. 1966; ab 1911 Professor in Berlin, 1928 47 in Basel; Forschungsreisen besonders in Afrika und Mexiko. Jaeger veröffentlichte v. a. Arbeiten zur physischen, aber… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Jaeger™ — [Jaeger] a British chain of shops that sells men’s and women’s clothing. It has a reputation for high quality. Jaeger shops were started to sell clothes based on the ideas of Dr Gustav Jaeger, who believed that wearing wool next to the skin was… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jaeger — steht für: Jaeger (Automobilhersteller), einen ehemaligen luxemburgischen Automobilhersteller Siehe auch: Jäger (Begriffsklärung) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeich …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Jaeger® — /yāˈgər/ noun Woollen material used in making clothes, orig containing no vegetable fibre ORIGIN: Dr Gustav Jaeger (1832–1917), German naturalist who believed that no clothing should contain vegetable fibres …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jaeger — Jae ger, n. See {Jager}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jaeger — Jaeger, Henrik Bernhard, norweg. Literarhistoriker und Publizist, geb. 4. Jan. 1854 in Bergen, gest. 18. Dez. 1895 in Christiania, studierte seit 1874 Literaturgeschichte und Dramaturgie in Kopenhagen, Berlin, München und Wien und wirkte 1879–83… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Jaeger — Rencontré en Alsace Lorraine et en Belgique, le nom désigne un chasseur (allemand Jäger). Forme avec génitif de filiation : Jaegers. Variantes : Jaegher, Jager, Jäger, Jeger …   Noms de famille

  • jaeger — [yā′gər; ] for 2, also [, jā′gər] n. 1. JÄGER 2. any of a genus (Stercorarius, family Stercorariidae) of shorebirds which force other, weaker birds to leave or give up their prey …   English World dictionary

  • Jaeger — Jager Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom.  Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différentes personnes partageant un même patronyme. Le patronyme allemand Jager ou Jäger indique une… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • jaeger — /yay geuhr/; for 1 also /jay geuhr/, n. 1. any of several rapacious seabirds of the family Stercorariidae that pursue weaker birds to make them drop their prey. 2. a hunter. 3. a member of any of several groups of sharpshooters in the German or… …   Universalium

  • Jaeger{™} — a British chain of shops that sells men’s and women’s clothing. It has a reputation for high quality. Jaeger shops were started to sell clothes based on the ideas of Dr Gustav Jaeger, who believed that wearing wool next to the skin was healthy. * …   Universalium

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