- any of several rapacious seabirds of the family Stercorariidae that pursue weaker birds to make them drop their prey.
- a hunter.
- a member of any of several groups of sharpshooters in the German or Austrian army.
Origin of jaeger
Examples from the Web for jager
“He was in a league of his own, the first player from Kinheim to become a major-league player,” says Jager.Murder at Home Plate
Nadette De Visser
November 23, 2011
Again and again Mr Jager had to order the combatants to desist, and shouted to the Frenchmen to throw down their weapons.
The first officer informed Mr Jager that they had taken the privateer for one of the convoy.
It was so with the 3d Jager Battalion, ordered up hurriedly to make a counter-attack near Flers.Now It Can Be Told
Dr. Jager also told me to sit still, and we did until the flames began to come near us.
Dr. Jager got separated from me by catching his foot in an upturned chair, but he soon found me.
- See jaeger
- military a marksman in certain units of the German or Austrian armies
- a member of a light or mountain infantry unit in some European armies
- US and Canadian any of several skuas of the genus Stercorarius
- rare a hunter or hunter's attendant
Word Origin and History for jager
"German sharpshooter," 1776, from German jäger, literally "huntsman," from jagen "to hunt," from Old High German jagon, related to Old Frisian jagia, Dutch jagen "to hunt," Old Norse jaga "to drive, to move to and fro" (see yacht). Applied to riflemen and sharpshooters in the German and Austrian armies.