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deerstalker

[deer-staw-ker] /ˈdɪərˌstɔ kər/
noun
1.
a person who stalks deer.
2.
Also called fore-and-after. a close-fitting woolen cap having a visor in front and in back, with earflaps usually raised and tied on top of the crown, worn as a hunting cap: especially associated with Sherlock Holmes.
Origin of deerstalker
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20; deer + stalker
Related forms
deerstalking, noun
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deerstalker

/ˈdɪəˌstɔːkə/
noun
1.
Also called stalker. a person who stalks deer, esp in order to shoot them
2.
a hat, peaked in front and behind, with earflaps usually turned up and tied together on the top
Derived Forms
deerstalking, adjective, noun
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