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Definition of "pothunter" [pothunter]

  • One who hunts game for food, ignoring the rules of sport. (noun)
  • One who participates in contests simply to win prizes. (noun)
  • A person who seeks artifacts from past civilizations for personal use, sometimes by illegal means, without adhering to professional standards of archaeology. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pothunter" in a sentence
  • "He had already assaulted a convicted pothunter in Blanding, Utah, and had shot a round."
  • ""I used to be a pothunter," he told me one spring."
  • "All were on public land, out in the sagebrush country, sites that only a trained archeologist or an experienced pothunter could have detected in the first place."