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  1. a person who hunts for food or profit, ignoring the rules of sport.
  2. a person who takes part in contests merely to win prizes.

Origin of pothunter

First recorded in 1585–95; pot1 + hunter
Related formspot·hunt·ing, noun, adjective
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  1. a person who hunts for food or for profit without regard to the rules of sport
  2. informal a person who enters competitions for the sole purpose of winning prizes
Derived Formspothunting, noun, adjective
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