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