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.
- deerstalking, noun
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How to use deerstalker in a sentence
Witnesses said he was “wearing a black coat and a deerstalker hat.”
Pipes, deerstalker hats, and walking sticks, they can all seem so antiquated now, charming at best, clichéd at worst.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, Miss A——, and their friend F——, who is the most celebrated deerstalker in the country.Three in Norway | James Arthur Lees
He had wrapped a grey shawl round his shoulders, and on his head was a brown, deerstalker cap.The Rubicon | E. F. Benson
The on'y man with the morril courage to wear a deerstalker in the 'Ouse!
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
British Dictionary definitions for deerstalker
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
- deerstalking, adjective, noun
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