Jaeger definition

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Any of several migratory seabirds of the genus Stercorarius that breed in Arctic regions and harass smaller birds to snatch the food they drop.
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A hunter or hunting attendant.
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Any of a genus (Stercorarius, family Stercorariidae) of shorebirds which force other, weaker birds to leave or give up their prey.
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Any of three seabirds in the skua genus Stercorarius.
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A hunter's guide.
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The proprietary name of a range of woollen clothing; an item of woollen clothing.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
jaeger
Plural:
jaegers

Origin of jaeger

  • German Jäger hunter, jaeger from Middle High German jeger from Old High German jagāri from jagōn to hunt

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the company name of Dr Gustav Jaeger's Sanitary Woollen Systems Co. Ltd.

    From Wiktionary

  • From German Jäger (“hunter”)

    From Wiktionary