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Definition of "shikari" []

  • A big-game hunter. (noun)
  • A guide for big-game hunting. (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 "shikari" in a sentence
  • "The shikari — mysterious, wizened, in loose turbans —"
  • "Up there, on the top floor, was not only as dangerous a man as I'd ever met, but a top-hole shikari, a night-bird, a trained and skilful hunter who could catch the sound of grass growing."
  • "For even as Moran brought his right hand to the stock of his rifle, and settled into his aim, my faltering trigger-finger got a fit of the shakes; my aim wavered, and I paused, sweating - and in that moment I learned that, old as I was, I was a better shikari than Moran would ever be."
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