Whipper-in definition

wĭpər-ĭn, hwĭp-
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(sports) A person who assists the huntsman in handling a pack of hounds in foxhunting.
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(chiefly brit.) A huntsman's assistant who keeps the hounds together in a pack.
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A huntsman who keeps the hounds from wandering, and whips them in, if necessary, to the chase.
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(politics) One who enforces the discipline of a party, and urges the attendance and support of the members on all necessary occasions.
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The whip in a legislative body.
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Noun

Singular:
whipper-in
Plural:
whipper-ins, whippers-in