Definition of pothunter in US English:



  • 1A person who hunts solely to achieve a kill, rather than as a sport.

    ‘pothunters who shot for the table were despised’
    • ‘Thus he was soon joined by others who also petitioned to preserve the ruins before they were destroyed by pothunters and vandals.’
    1. 1.1informal A person who takes part in a contest merely for the sake of the prize.
    2. 1.2informal A person who seeks objects of archaeological interest or value for personal use or benefit, especially by unscientific or illicit methods.