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bushbeater

[ boosh-bee-ter ]
/ ˈbʊʃˌbi tər /
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noun

a person who conducts a thorough search to recruit talented people, as for an athletic team.

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Origin of bushbeater

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10; bush1 + beater

OTHER WORDS FROM bushbeater

bushbeating, noun
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