pothunter
noun Date: 1781 1. one who hunts game for food 2. an amateur archaeologist • pothunting noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pothunter — [pät′hun΄tər] n. 1. a hunter who kills game indiscriminately, disregarding the rules of sport 2. a person who enters contests merely to win prizes 3. Informal an amateur archaeologist …   English World dictionary

  • pothunter — pothunting, n., adj. /pot hun teuhr/, n. 1. a person who hunts for food or profit, ignoring the rules of sport. 2. a person who takes part in contests merely to win prizes. [1585 95; POT1 + HUNTER] * * * …   Universalium

  • pothunter — noun a) A person who hunts animals for food (for the pot) rather than as sport b) A person who competes solely to win prizes …   Wiktionary

  • pothunter — noun a person who hunts solely to achieve a kill, rather than as a sport. ↘informal a person who takes part in a contest merely for the sake of the prize …   English new terms dictionary

  • pothunter — pot•hunt•er [[t]ˈpɒtˌhʌn tər[/t]] n. 1) a person who hunts for food or profit, ignoring the rules of sport 2) a person who takes part in contests merely to win prizes • Etymology: 1585–95 pot′hunt ing, n. adj …   From formal English to slang

  • pothunter — /ˈpɒthʌntə/ (say pothuntuh) noun 1. someone who hunts merely for food or profit, regardless of the rules of sport. 2. someone who takes part in contests merely to win prizes …   Australian English dictionary

  • pothunter — noun 1. a nonprofessional archeologist • Hypernyms: ↑archeologist, ↑archaeologist 2. someone who participates in contests in order to collect trophies • Hypernyms: ↑contestant 3. someone who hunts for food (not for sport) • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • pothunting — noun see pothunter …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pothunting — See pothunter. * * * …   Universalium

  • candidate — [n] person desiring political office, job applicant, aspirant, bidder, claimant, competitor, contender, contestant, dark horse*, entrant, favorite son*, handshaker*, hopeful*, job hunter, nominee, office seeker, petitioner, possibility, possible… …   New thesaurus

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