shi·ka·ri (shĭ-kärē, -kărē)
n. pl. shi·ka·ris
1. A big-game hunter.
2. A guide for big-game hunting.
[Hindi śikārī, from Persian šikārī, from šikār, hunting, from Middle Persian škār.]
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