Definition of trapper in English:



  • A person who traps wild animals, especially for their fur.

    • ‘They were hunters, trappers, fishermen, and farmers whose ancestors were exiled from Nova Scotia by the British in 1765.’
    • ‘Thank you for your October 24 letters expressing your opposition to the issuance of a stamp honoring trappers and animal trapping.’
    • ‘When the trapper finally comes to collect the animals, they stomp or beat them to death to avoid damaging the pelt.’
    • ‘Reid says hunters and trappers tried to strike a compromise by agreeing to strictly limited hunting and trapping seasons.’
    • ‘We need to articulate the fact that trappers using foothold traps was essential to this unprecedented reintroduction success.’
    • ‘This gave him an opportunity to visit various bird sanctuaries in the country and he took part in scientific projects to trap birds using the professional trappers and ring them.’
    • ‘While I support the hunters and trappers of Illinois, I refuse to support this particularly gruesome hunting method that's been banned in the state for years.’
    • ‘It doesn't matter whether it's our trap, or whether we're using her trap to trap the trapper.’
    • ‘A survey of Lubicon hunters and trappers found that the numbers of animals had fallen by roughly 90 per cent.’
    • ‘A trapper who caught wild birds in the woods around Ongar was convicted and fined £3,000 after an elaborate undercover operation involving the police and the RSPCA.’
    • ‘A delegation of East Gippsland farmers will approach Environment Minister John Thwaites to push for more wild dog trappers.’
    • ‘As the trapper came closer the animal jumped to his feet.’
    • ‘Canada is synonymous with the fur trade and our history is replete with the stories of trappers, trap lines, and the great fur-trade routes.’
    • ‘In addition, trappers check their trap lines on a daily basis, minimizing the amount of time the animal waits.’
    • ‘The committee came to that conclusion after holding three regional meetings with hunters and trappers organizations in the Baffin, Kivalliq and Kitikmeot.’
    • ‘They had the opportunity to discuss ways to reduce animal suffering with me and other problem animal controllers and trappers.’
    • ‘Even if you believe this, however, the hunters, fishers and trappers still pay far more money that goes directly to wildlife and land management.’
    • ‘Their participation was crucial because the rural poor are usually exploited as animal trappers.’
    • ‘Hunters and trappers described fertile meadows and hills forested with white pine, birch, beech, maple, and hemlock.’
    • ‘They were mostly hunters, trappers, and woodsmen.’