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noun pl. whippers-in
- Chiefly Brit. a huntsman's assistant who keeps the hounds together in a pack
- Historical whip ()
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noun pl. whip·pers-in
- Sports A person who assists the huntsman in handling a pack of hounds in foxhunting.
- The whip in a legislative body.