grunter

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n grunter domestic swine
    • n grunter a person who grunts
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Grunter (Brass Founding) A hook used in lifting a crucible.
    • Grunter (Zoöl) One of several American marine fishes. See Sea robin, and Grunt n., 2.
    • Grunter One who, or that which, grunts; specifically, a hog.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n grunter One that grunts. A hog.
    • n grunter A fish of the family Triglidæ and genus Prionotus: so called along parts of the eastern coast of the United States. See grumbler, 2.
    • n grunter An iron rod with a hook at the end, used by founders.
    • n grunter A horse which has the habit of emitting a sound during expiration, when suddenly moved or startled.
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Usage

In literature:

The grunter lets the tail wag the dog.
"The University of Hard Knocks" by Ralph Parlette
These grunters are just up there on the hill side.
"The Coral Island a Tale of the Pacific Ocean" by R. M. Ballantyne
We got all the grunters and weak sisters fanned out the first year, and since then we've been on a business basis, all the time.
"Andersonville, complete" by John McElroy
Those be lads of Cologne, no grunters of the wild.
"The Short Works of George Meredith" by George Meredith
He points them at a grunter, which plunges through the farmyard.
"The Virginians" by William Makepeace Thackeray
These hogs at the present time exceeded fifty full-grown animals, and there were twice that number of grunters at their heels.
"The Crater" by James Fenimore Cooper
The whale enjoys death, and the wren her little fellows' supper, with a better zest than an old grunter does her corn, and Wm.
"Autographs for Freedom, Volume 2 (of 2) (1854)" by Various
These grunters are just up there on the hillside.
"The Coral Island" by R.M. Ballantyne
Has it been this rooter and grunter that's been bothering us right along?
"Chums of the Camp Fire" by Lawrence J. Leslie
In my present mood, I could almost devour a grunter in the sty.
"Rookwood" by William Harrison Ainsworth
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In news:

Confessions of a Tennis Grunter .
Plans to muzzle the ear-bashing grunters of women's tennis have found an unlikely ally in Maria Sharapova.
Ryan Mumaw and Washington each finished third in the annual Bryan Grunter Invitational Golf Tournament.
And except for those grunters that can't live without 6 hours a day at the gym, we all do.
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