[shi-kahr](in India)


the hunting of game for sport.

verb (used with or without object), shi·karred, shi·kar·ring.

to hunt.

Origin of shikar

1600–10; < Urdu < Persian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for shikar



hunting, esp big-game hunting

verb -kars, -karring or -karred

to hunt (game, esp big game)

Word Origin for shikar

C17: via Urdu from Persian
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