grunter


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grunter \Grunt"er\ (gr[u^]nt"[~e]r), n.
   1. One who, or that which, grunts; specifically, a hog.
      "Bristled grunters." --Tennyson.
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   2. (Zool.) One of several American marine fishes. See {Sea
      robin}, and Grunt, n., 2.
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   3. (Brass Founding) A hook used in lifting a crucible.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grunt \Grunt\ (gr[u^]nt), n.
   1. A deep, guttural sound, as of a hog.
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   2. (Zool.) Any one of several species of American food
      fishes, of the genus Haemulon, allied to the snappers,
      as, the black grunt (Haemulon Plumieri), and the
      redmouth grunt (Haemulon aurolineatus), of the Southern
      United States; -- also applied to allied species of the
      genera Pomadasys, Orthopristis, and Pristopoma.
      Called also pigfish, squirrel fish, and grunter; --
      so called from the noise it makes when taken.
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   3. A U. S. infantryman; -- used especially of those fighting
      in the war in Vietnam. [slang]
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