Pothunter definition

pŏthŭntər
One who hunts game for food, ignoring the rules of sport.
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One who participates in contests simply to win prizes.
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A person who seeks artifacts from past civilizations for personal use, sometimes by illegal means, without adhering to professional standards of archaeology.
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A hunter who kills game indiscriminately, disregarding the rules of sport.
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A person who enters contests merely to win prizes.
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(informal) An amateur archaeologist.
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A person who hunts animals for food (for the pot) rather than as sport.
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(sports, by extension) A person who competes solely to win prizes.
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(archaeology) An amateur archaeologist, especially one who seeks artifacts to sell without regard to their cultural importance.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
pothunter
Plural:
pothunters

Origin of pothunter

  • pot +"Ž hunter - in hunting sense, “for the (cooking) pot (to eat)"; in the archeology sense, “seeking old pots (to sell)".

    From Wiktionary