still-hunt

[stil-huhnt]
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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
Related formsstill-hunt·er, noun

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.

Origin of still hunt

First recorded in 1820–30
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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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