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jager


jager


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jager  \Ja"ger\,  n.  [G.  j["a]ger  a  hunter,  a  sportsman.  Cf 
  {Yager}.]  [Written  also  {jaeger}.] 
  1.  (Mil.)  A  sharpshooter.  See  {Yager}. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  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}). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Yager  \Ya"ger\  (?;  277),  n.  [G.  j["a]ger  a  hunter,  from  jagen  to 
  chase,  hunt.]  (Mil.) 
  In  the  German  army,  one  belonging  to  a  body  of  light  infantry 
  armed  with  rifles,  resembling  the  chasseur  of  the  French 
  army.  [Written  also  {jager}.]