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hunting ground

a section or area for hunting game.
Origin of hunting ground
An Americanism dating back to 1650-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Had he not been given these lands as a permanent home, after being driven from the hunting ground of his fathers?

    Stephen A. Douglas Allen Johnson
  • The hunting ground is good—then let us be contented to live here.

  • She found his tracks and followed them until they crossed the boundary of the hunting ground.

    The Later Cave-Men Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  • You found that arrowhead on the hunting ground of the Shoshonis and the Bannacks.

  • We are in the last camp, right on the hunting ground, in the “midst of the fray.”

    Letters on an Elk Hunt Elinore Pruitt Stewart
  • Marcel was piloting them to a hunting ground of his own, and this passage was the highway to it.

    The Heart of Unaga Ridgwell Cullum
  • Before he reached his hunting ground, however, he was overtaken by a storm, and his boat was driven by it out to sea.

    King Alfred of England Jacob Abbott
  • This great country has been called the hunting ground of South America.

    Birdseye Views of Far Lands James T. Nichols
  • Next to this territory was the hunting ground surrounding it in a wide circle.

British Dictionary definitions for hunting ground

hunting ground

the area of a hunt
Also called happy hunting ground. any place containing a supply of what is wanted or in which a search is conducted: some resorts are a happy hunting ground for souvenirs
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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