- Fox Hunting. a professional or honorary member of a hunt staff who assists the huntsman with the hounds.
- British. whip(def 28).
Origin of whipper-in
Examples from the Web for whipper-in
Historical Examples of whipper-in
Doctor (to would-be recruit, whipper-in to the Blankshires).
But at last the whipper-in put his watch back, and blew a blast on his bugle.Follow My leader
Talbot Baines Reed
He was one of the Butts twins and the very object of the Whipper-in's thoughts.The Bishop of Cottontown
John Trotwood Moore
The Huntsman should be the best player, and the Whipper-in second best.
Their game had become their whipper-in, though they were unconscious of his whip.
- a person employed to assist the huntsman managing the hounds in a hunt