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Definitions of trapper

  1. someone who sets traps for animals ( usually to obtain their furs)
  2. One who traps animals; one who makes a business of trapping animals for their furs.
  3. A boy who opens and shuts a trapdoor in a gallery or level.
  4. One who catches animals to obtain their fur.
  5. One whose occupation it is to entrap wild animals, usually for furs.
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Usage examples for trapper

  1. The man, evidently a trapper or hunter, carried a long, brown rifle, and he had a powder- horn and bullet- pouch slung over his shoulder. – The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey
  2. The trapper, as we are introduced to him, has one leg and both hands paralysed, with just a perceptible sense of motion remaining in the other leg. – The New North by Agnes Deans Cameron
  3. Ay, ay, said the Trapper, it shall be did, barrin' accident, as ye say; and a merry Christmas it'll make fur us all. – How John Norton the Trapper Kept His Christmas by W. H. H. Murray
  4. At one end of the table sat the Trapper, Wild Bill at the other. – How John Norton the Trapper Kept His Christmas by W. H. H. Murray
  5. " Watch him," said Mr. Trapper. – The Cow Puncher by Robert J. C. Stead
  6. His new friend's love of gambling, and his success against Stevens and his crowd would be accounted for if the trapper was right. – Bring Me His Ears by Clarence E. Mulford
  7. As soon as I could, I turned to the old trapper and anxiously inquired what had become of Charley. – Adventures in the Far West by W.H.G. Kingston
  8. If so, how could it have escaped the notice of the old trapper? – The Snow-Burner by Henry Oyen
  9. While to the credit of each man, upon MacNair's books, stood an amount in tokens of " made beaver," which to any trapper in all the Northland would have spelled wealth beyond wildest dreams. – The Gun-Brand by James B. Hendryx
  10. " We've got lots of pumpkins bigger 'n that at our house," she was saying, her face turned toward " Frenchy," an up- river trapper who studied geography and English spelling between his rounds of the sloughs. – The Biography of a Prairie Girl by Eleanor Gates
  11. Allie turned from the pack to the earnest face of the trapper. – The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey
  12. I want to know what a Trapper is. – History, Manners, and Customs of the North American Indians by George Mogridge
  13. Seth, a hunter and trapper by nature, the son and grandson of men who for their own safety had to be trained in the subtle methods of the Indian, who himself had had no small experience in this respect, and easily followed a trail which was no trail to ordinary eyes, found little difficulty in watching Latour's movements. – The Light That Lures by Percy Brebner
  14. All were delayed when an old trapper told them that their horses' feet would be ruined if not shod. – Legends of the Skyline Drive and the Great Valley of Virginia by Carrie Hunter Willis Etta Belle Walker
  15. He was squaw man, scout, trapper, soldier, deserter, prospector, and actor in other occupations as well as cowboy. – Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest by J. Frank Dobie
  16. The American trapper becomes a conspicuous figure in the early years of the nineteenth century. – The Story of the Trapper by A. C. Laut
  17. I'm not saying anything against that, but whatever it was it must have had a pretty powerful pull to get a dog out to a trapper in the dead o' winter. – The Emigrant Trail by Geraldine Bonner
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