sportsman

Part of speech: noun

A person who is fond of field- sports, as hunting and fishing.

Part of speech: adjective

Sportsman like.

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Usage examples "sportsman":

  1. He heard again Mr. Kincaid's deep slow voice: " Sonny, you can always be a sportsman- a sportsman does things because he likes them, Bobby, for no other reason- not for money, nor to become famous, nor even to win- and a right man does not get pleasure in doing a thing if in any way he takes an unfair advantage- if you- not the thinking you, nor even the conscience you, but the way- down- deep- in- your heart you that you can't fool nor trick nor lie to- if that you is satisfied, it's all right." - "The Adventures of Bobby Orde", Stewart Edward White.
  2. Are you much of a sportsman? - "Mr. Punch in Bohemia", Various.
  3. When the sportsman does not absolutely care about sleeping in his own bed, and will not be denied the pleasure of shooting a wolf himself, a drag is run similar to those we have already mentioned, but other parts of the proceedings are conducted in a manner widely different. - "Le Morvan, [A District of France,] Its Wild Sports, Vineyards and Forests; with Legends, Antiquities, Rural and Local Sketches", Henri de Crignelle.