Definitions of huntsman

  1. someone who hunts game
  2. One who hunts, or who practices hunting.
  3. The person whose office it is to manage the chase or to look after the hounds.
  4. One who pursues game; one who manages a pack of hounds.
  5. A hunter; manager of hounds.
  6. One who practises hunting; a servant who manages the chase.
  7. The servant who attends to the hounds, & c.; a hunter.

Usage examples for huntsman

  1. The grand huntsman was an officer of the very highest rank. – Genghis Khan, Makers of History Series by Jacob Abbott
  2. And he understood hunting, not only as a huntsman understands it,- in that branch of the science which refers simply to the judicious pursuit of the fox, being probably inferior to his own huntsman in that respect,- but he knew exactly what men should do, and what they should not. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  3. He had traversed the hundred yards from the Old Schloss hither in a closed carriage, with his huntsman on the box. – Royal Highness by Thomas Mann
  4. The huntsman invariably compliments him on his spirit and his cunning, but what he wants is- the brush. – Vanishing Roads and Other Essays by Richard Le Gallienne
  5. But it was just that which made the chase so interesting to the practised huntsman. – The Sign of Flame by E. Werner
  6. Never until now, since he entered the king's service, had the huntsman missed his aim. – Moonshine & Clover by Laurence Housman
  7. His bushy tail is the envied trophy of the huntsman, who calls it a brush. – Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals by R. Lee
  8. Whenever they approach the bounds of the ring, however, a huntsman presents himself, and turns them from their course. – McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader by William Holmes McGuffey
  9. The huntsman said, " I cannot tell you, and yet I ought." – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  10. After a few hours exercise, the most eager huntsman feels a necessity for rest. – The Physiology of Taste by Brillat Savarin
  11. Do you really think that the huntsman hunts only the deer? – Vanishing Roads and Other Essays by Richard Le Gallienne
  12. Wat Danbury got alongside of the huntsman and they galloped together with their stirrup- irons touching, and the hounds within a hundred yards of them. – The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle
  13. She made a mental comparison of him with Claudet, the bold huntsman, alert, resolute, full of dash and spirit, and a feeling of charitable compassion arose in her heart at the thought of the reception which the Sejournant family would give to this new master, so timid and so little acquainted with the ways and dispositions of country folk. – A Woodland Queen, Complete by Andre Theuriet Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  14. They were also well instructed as to the country to be drawn, and usually had a word of import to say to the huntsman. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  15. When he was shown where a cruel huntsman and his dogs had chased a poor hart to its death, Wordsworth wrote:- This beast not unobserved by nature fell; His death was mourned by sympathy divine. – Halleck's New English Literature by Reuben P. Halleck
  16. Sir Peregrine had told to four different neighbours how a fox had been run into, in the open, near Alston, after twelve desperate miles, and how on that occasion Peregrine had been in at the death with the huntsman and only one other. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  17. The driver chirruped to his horses and endeavoured to divert his passengers with a few stanzas of a classic Irish drinking song, rendered in a resounding baritone: Let the farmer praise his grounds, Let the huntsman praise his hounds, The shepherd his dew- scented lawn; But I, more blest than they, Spend each happy night and day With my charming little cruiskeen lawn, lawn, lawn, With my charming little cruiskeen lawn. – The Charm of Ireland by Burton Egbert Stevenson
  18. Infirmity chains me to my couch, but when the injured limb may bear my weight I shall flee, even as the hind before the huntsman. – Fibble, D. D. by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb