- any of a genus (Stercorarius, family Stercorariidae) of shorebirds which force other, weaker birds to leave or give up their prey
- a hunter
- [oftenJ-] a rifleman in the old Austrian and German armies
Origin of jägerGer, huntsman from jagen, to hunt from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Indo-European base an unverified form yagh-, to chase, desire from source Sanskrit yahú-, restless
- Any of several migratory seabirds of the genus Stercorarius that breed in Arctic regions and harass smaller birds to snatch the food they drop.
- A hunter or hunting attendant.
Origin of jaegerGerman Jäger hunter, jaeger from Middle High German jeger from Old High German jagāri from jagōn to hunt
From German Jäger (“hunter”)
- The proprietary name of a range of woollen clothing; an item of woollen clothing.
From the company name of Dr Gustav Jaeger's Sanitary Woollen Systems Co. Ltd.