hunting ground

Origin of hunting ground

An Americanism dating back to 1650–60
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Examples from the Web for hunting ground

Historical Examples of hunting ground

  • It was reserved for these Indians as a hunting-ground as well as a home.

  • What right had this newcomer to intrude on his hunting-ground?

    The Black Phantom

    Leo Edward Miller

  • Must the world stand still because a handful of Crees need a hunting-ground?

    Northern Lights

    Gilbert Parker

  • At length the party reached the hunting-ground to which the factor had directed them.

    The Ferryman of Brill

    William H. G. Kingston

  • And what a hunting-ground was that heart for men like Buckhurst!

    The Maids of Paradise

    Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers


British Dictionary definitions for hunting ground

hunting ground

noun
  1. the area of a hunt
  2. Also called: happy hunting ground any place containing a supply of what is wanted or in which a search is conductedsome resorts are a happy hunting ground for souvenirs
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