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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sportsman someone who engages in sports
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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    • n Sportsman One who pursues the sports of the field; one who hunts, fishes, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sportsman A man who sports; specifically, a man who practises field-sports, especially hunting or fishing, usually for pleasure and in a legitimate manner.
    • n sportsman One who bets or is otherwise interested in field-sports, especially racing; a sporting man.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sportsman one who practises, or one skilled in, field-sports
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  • Alexander Pope
    “True disputants are like true sportsman: their whole delight is in the pursuit.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Formed by aphæresis from disport.


In literature:

He was an athletic man of outdoor habits, an enthusiastic sportsman, and a lover of natural scenery.
"From Chaucer to Tennyson" by Henry A. Beers
The sportsman was invited to go out duck-shooting; ducks being then in season there.
"Our Vanishing Wild Life" by William T. Hornaday
There are those who call Cyrus a sportsman of the best type.
"Camp and Trail" by Isabel Hornibrook
He declared that it was a shame for one who called himself a sportsman to handle so destructive a weapon.
"The Outdoor Chums After Big Game" by Captain Quincy Allen
The ex-sportsman was the father of a daughter and a son.
"Across India" by Oliver Optic
The sportsman became a poacher.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 12, No. 74, December, 1863" by Various
In the north the sportsman runs after his game; in the south he waits for it to come to him.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine -- Volume 55, No. 340, February, 1844" by Various
On one occasion my captain, who was a keen sportsman, took me with him out shooting.
"Sketches From My Life" by Hobart Pasha
We now return to our friend the sportsman, who soon awoke from his sound slumber, quite refreshed.
"The Home in the Valley" by Emilie F. Carlén
Every sportsman knows the scattering effect on the wits of the absolutely unexpected appearance of game.
"The Killer" by Stewart Edward White

In poetry:

Thou hear'st the sportsman's claim;
Enabling him, with idle noise,
To drown the Muse's melting voice,
And fright the timorous game.
"Ode to Health, 1730" by William Shenstone
The wood-nymph eyes, with pale affright,
The sportsman's frantic deed,
While hounds, and horns, and yells, unite
To drown the Muse's reed.
"Verses, To William Lyttleton, Esq." by William Shenstone
Like me, the plover fondly tries
To lure the sportsman from her nest,
And fluttering on with anxious cries,
Too plainly shows her tortured breast;
O let him, conscious of her care,
Pity her pains, and learn to spare.
"Ode - So dear my Lucio is to me" by William Shenstone
The blinding day glares on the granite hill.
The very grasshopper is still.
Through yon white stones the sportsman slow
Crosses the gully waterless;
Panting his dogs behind him go,
With lolling tongues in dry distress.
"Song The Sixth" by Thomas Aird
Here's a health to every sportsman, be he stableman or lord,
If his heart be true, I care not what his pocket may afford;
And may he ever pleasantly each gallant sport pursue,
If he takes his liquor fairly, and his fences fairly, too.
"A Hunting Song" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
Here's luck! Oh! good, grey sportsman! May Time be long defied
By careful seat and Cunning hand and health and heart to ride,
And when that direful day be come that surely shall befall,
We'll know you still unbeaten, save by Time that beats us all!
"The Veteran" by William Henry Ogilvie

In news:

Internet-based sales accounted for 30% of total sales in 2002 at the Sportsman 's Guide Inc, up from 21% the prior year, the outdoor gear and apparel retailer reported today.
Web sales up 50% at Sportsman 's Guide.
LeBron James is 'Sports Illustrated' Sportsman of Year.
Lebron James will appear on the cover of the Dec 10 edition of Sports Illustrated which honored the Heat forward as Sportsman of the Year.
LeBron James chosen as ' Sportsman of the Year'.
Logan named Distinguished American Sportsman .
I'm not a big hunter and I don't fish that often but you can bet that I will take at least one day to go to the Tri-Cities Sportsman Show.
The Lexington Herald-Leader will announce the winner of its annual Kentucky Sportsman of the Year vote later this month.
This weekend the fun will be overflowing during the Naches Sportsman 's Days.
The one longtime Sportsman 's Days' tradition is the Grand Parade, which will be held just after 10 am Saturday.
Distributors are responding to Sportsman 's powerful appeal to sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts, one of the country's largest vertical markets.
LeBron James named Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year.
MIAMI—When LeBron James learned he was Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year, the Miami Heat star was surprised.
LeBron James is SI's Sportsman of the Year.
Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year.