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SHIKAR

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Originally appearing in Volume V24, Page 858 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SHIKAR, the Hindostani term for sport, in the sense of shooting and hunting. The word is in universal use by Anglo-Indians for the pursuit of large game, such as tiger-shooting and pig-sticking. The shikari is either the native expert, who marks the game for the sportsman, or else the European sportsman himself.
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