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Definition of "deerstalker" [deer•stalk•er]

  • A tight-fitting hat with visors in the front and back, originally worn by hunters. (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 "deerstalker" in a sentence
  • "I hesitated a little when I realized that the clothes he had brought for me were my own, but of the kind one wore for hunting, even down to the knee-high leather boots, tweed breeches and a three-eared cap-what they call a deerstalker in England-which I fastened under my chin."
  • "(I can still remember the cover of that book by the way, with its iconic painting of Holmes in deerstalker cap and magnifying glass)."
  • "The clues aren't obvious—very few will be decked in deerstalker hats or carrying a pipe, and they most pointedly do not say, "Elementary, my dear Watson," a phrase their hero never once uttered in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's works."