Meaning of fire hunt in English:

fire hunt

Pronunciation /ˈfʌɪə hʌnt/


  • 1North American A hunt in which vegetation is set alight in order to drive out the game.

  • 2North American, US 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.


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