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meaning: hunting

猟師 == youshi == (noun) hunter
猟犬 == ryouken == (noun) hound, hunting dog

Left radical is a radical form of 'dog'. Right radical is a character only found in Chinese, which here acts phonetically to express 'leap'. This character originally represented a hunting dog leaping on its prey. Henshall suggests taking the top element in the right radical as 'claws', the bottom element as 'use' (用), and as a mnemonic: 'Dog puts claws to use in hunting.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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