[yey-ger; for 1 also jey-ger]
any of several rapacious seabirds of the family Stercorariidae that pursue weaker birds to make them drop their prey.
a member of any of several groups of sharpshooters in the German or Austrian army.
Origin of jaeger
< German Jäger
hunter, equivalent to jag(en
) to hunt + -er -er1
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Contemporary Examples of jaeger
Historical Examples of jaeger
How maddening if, seeing that I was an unprotected man, they palmed off Jaeger on me!
One had but to be near Master Jaeger for a time, and he could feel the power, just as I can feel it now.
Patsy could just see the jaeger's teeth bared in a permanent grin.
Jaeger was the detective who haunted the boxes at the opera.
Jaeger is watching the other, and the dark one is watching me.
British Dictionary definitions for jaeger
military a marksman in certain units of the German or Austrian armies
a member of a light or mountain infantry unit in some European armies
US and Canadian any of several skuas of the genus Stercorarius
rare a hunter or hunter's attendant
Also (for senses 1, 2, 4): jager, jäger
Word Origin for jaeger
C18: from German Jäger hunter, from jagen to hunt; see yacht
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