jaeger


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Jaeger \Jae"ger\, n.
   See Jager.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Jager \Ja"ger\, n. [G. j[aum]ger a hunter, a sportsman. Cf.
   Yager.] [Written also jaeger.]
   1. (Mil.) A sharpshooter. See Yager.
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   2. (Zool.) Any species of gull of the genus Stercorarius.
      Three species occur on the Atlantic coast. The jagers
      pursue other species of gulls and force them to disgorge
      their prey. The two middle tail feathers are usually
      decidedly longer than the rest. Called also boatswain,
      and marline-spike bird. The name is also applied to the
      skua, or Arctic gull (Megalestris skua).
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