Definition of fire hunt in US English:

fire hunt

noun

North American
historical
  • 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.

Origin

Late 18th century. From fire + hunt, after fire hunting.

Pronunciation

fire hunt

/ˈfʌɪə hʌnt/