One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A hunt in which vegetation is set alight in order to drive out the game.
2US. A hunt by night in which the light from burning wood, often held in a frying pan, is used to illuminate the eyes of the game.
Late 18th century. From fire + hunt, after fire hunting.
fire hunt/ˈfʌɪə hʌnt/
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