[ deer-staw-ker ]
/ ˈdɪərˌstɔ kər /


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

First recorded in 1810–20; deer + stalker

Related forms

deer·stalk·ing, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for deerstalker


/ (ˈdɪəˌstɔːkə) /


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

Derived Forms

deerstalking, adjective, noun
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