still hunt


noun

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

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Origin of still hunt

First recorded in 1820–30

Definition for still hunt (2 of 2)

still-hunt
[ stil-huhnt ]
/ ˈstɪlˌhʌnt /

verb (used with object)

to pursue or ambush by a still hunt.

verb (used without object)

to carry on a still hunt.

Origin of still-hunt

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60

OTHER WORDS FROM still-hunt

still-hunter, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for still hunt

still hunt

noun

the hunting of game by stalking or ambushing

verb still-hunt

to hunt (quarry) in this way
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