Definitions

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

  • n. An organized, extensive search for a person, usually a fugitive criminal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An organized search for a criminal or enemy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An organized search (by police) for a person (charged with a crime).

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

  • n. an organized search (by police) for a person (charged with a crime)

Etymologies

man +‎ hunt (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • A bunch of bikini babes in a Sandra Dee film mocked our blushing heroine with, "Haven't you ever been to a manhunt? Come on, girls!"

    also see mantrap

    April 11, 2009