half-hunter


noun

a watch with a hinged lid in which a small circular opening or crystal allows the approximate time to be readSee hunter (def. 5)

QUIZZES

DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!

We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Example sentences from the Web for half-hunter

  • My father had a half-hunter gold watch and a chain of twisted leather which he wore as long as I can remember.

  • "Yes, sir," I said, and laid on the table my silver English half-hunter with Albert.

    Ruggles of Red Gap|Harry Leon Wilson
  • The Squire slashed the dogs silent with his half-hunter to catch the reply.

    The Yeoman Adventurer|George W. Gough