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still-hunt

[stil-huhnt]
verb (used with object)
  1. to pursue or ambush by a still hunt.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to carry on a still hunt.
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Origin of still-hunt

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
Related formsstill-hunt·er, noun

still hunt

noun
  1. a hunt for game carried on stealthily, as by stalking, or under cover, as in ambush.
  2. Informal. a quiet or secret pursuit of any object.
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Origin of still hunt

First recorded in 1820–30
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Historical Examples of still-hunt

  • Then, of course, they used to still-hunt them with bows and arrows.

    Jack the Young Explorer

    George Bird Grinnell

  • Another method is to still-hunt him, the same as is done with deer.

    Cruisings in the Cascades

    George O. Shields

  • Once in a while some of the men would go into the swamp and still-hunt wild hogs, and we would get some fresh pork.

    Life in the Confederate Army

    Arthur Peronneau Ford

  • It could not be called a "still-hunt," for the reason that six men hunting in a pack are never still; however, it did not matter.

  • They are extremely intelligent animals, and it is therefore very difficult to still-hunt them.


British Dictionary definitions for still-hunt

still hunt

noun
  1. the hunting of game by stalking or ambushing
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verb still-hunt
  1. to hunt (quarry) in this way
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