Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several Arctic and Boreal sea birds of the genus Stercorarius that harass smaller birds and snatch the food they drop. Also called skua.
  • n. A huntsman or hunting attendant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of three seabirds in the skua genus Stercorarius
  • n. A hunter's guide
  • n. A rifle
  • n. A sharpshooter, a rifleman, light infantry

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See jager.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See jäger.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. rapacious seabird that pursues weaker birds to make them drop their prey

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

German Jäger, hunter, jaeger, from Middle High German jeger, from Old High German jagāri, from jagōn, to hunt.

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From German Jäger ("hunter")

Examples

  • At the same time, the stock evolved from the clubby jaeger silhouette to a distinctive slender shape.

    Rifle That Made America

  • In the 17th century, gunsmiths from Central Europe emigrated to the colony of Pennsylvania, and in their shops the jaeger began to evolve into a much smaller-calibered rifle.

    Rifle That Made America

  • Its direct ancestor was the European jaeger (hunter) rifle, probably the first firearm that could be aimed at a distant target and hit it.

    Rifle That Made America

  • The jaeger was the creation of Central European gunsmiths: a flintlock with a heavy, octagonal, rifled barrel of .60 to .75 caliber; a set (double) trigger; and a walnut stock equipped with a distinctive "trap" in the side that was covered by a sliding plate.

    Rifle That Made America

  • Representative species include snow, Brant and Canada goose; yellow-billed, Arctic, and red-throated loons; whistling swans; oldsquaw ducks; gyrfalcons; willow and rock ptarmigan; red-necked phalarope; parasitic jaeger; snowy owls; hoary redpoll and snow bunting.

    Tundra ecoregion (CEC)

  • I'm wondering if he could be painted as a jaeger since Elite doesn't have a standing jaeger figure yet.

    Early Elite Miniatures - I Want These Figures

  • April 3, 2008 at 12:14 pm hao u maek it? ai haz jaeger!

    Superior kitteh - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • Dinah running along side, the little teckel that I hope to get this spring tucked in a saddlebag or in my coat – jaeger, jaeger, über alles.

    Got a Match?

  • A fat lemming that sets out across the broad snowbank down the slope is struck almost at once by a jaeger that alights to harry the stunned rodent before letting it bumble back across the snow toward its low cover.

    Inside the Endangered Arctic Refuge

  • Settlers from Germany and Switzerland brought the jaeger with them to Pennsylvania early in the 1700s.

    ONE SHOT-ONE KILL

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  • True...but it's easy to like them still when they're not bullying you directly. :-)

    April 17, 2007

  • nasty, bullying skuas!

    April 17, 2007

  • ...or any of several seabirds of the family Stercorariidae that pursue weaker birds to make them drop their prey

    April 17, 2007

  • In the eighteenth century, a German (German-speaking) rifleman or sharpshooter.

    February 6, 2007