- the hunting of game for sport.
- to hunt.
Origin of shikar
1600–10; < Urdu < Persian
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Examples from the Web for shikar
Bloodshed was the only thing lacking in this shikar, at least I cannot recall any.My Reminiscences
They were swarms of lice and fleas, and we did a shikar for them most of the night.The Secrets of a Kuttite
Edward O. Mousley
All the officer Sahibs of Deoli and Nasirabad go in this tonga for shikar.From Sea to Sea
But he hears the shrill cry of a squirrel—this at once recalls to him the image of the little rodent and past shikar.Birds of the Plains
With regard to the shikar, (shooting) both large and small game abound.
- hunting, esp big-game hunting
- to hunt (game, esp big game)
C17: via Urdu from Persian
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