- a person who stalks deer.
- 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
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Examples from the Web for deerstalker
Witnesses said he was “wearing a black coat and a deerstalker hat.”Sherlock Holmes Vs. Jack the Ripper
November 16, 2014
Pipes, deerstalker hats, and walking sticks, they can all seem so antiquated now, charming at best, clichéd at worst.How Sherlock Holmes Took on the Capitalists
December 21, 2011
Dangle, barring his swollen eye, was a refined-looking little man, and he wore a deerstalker cap and was dressed in dark grey.The Wheels of Chance
H. G. Wells
The on'y man with the morril courage to wear a deerstalker in the 'Ouse!
He had wrapped a grey shawl round his shoulders, and on his head was a brown, deerstalker cap.The Rubicon
E. F. Benson
- Also called: stalker a person who stalks deer, esp in order to shoot them
- a hat, peaked in front and behind, with earflaps usually turned up and tied together on the top
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