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 for grunter
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grunter \Grunt"er\ (gr[u^]nt"[~e]r), n.
     1. One who, or that which, grunts; specifically, a hog.
        "Bristled grunters." --Tennyson.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Zool.) One of several American marine fishes. See Sea
        robin, and Grunt, n., 2.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. (Brass Founding) A hook used in lifting a crucible.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grunt \Grunt\ (gr[u^]nt), n.
     1. A deep, guttural sound, as of a hog.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Zool.) Any one of several species of American food
        fishes, of the genus Haemulon, allied to the snappers,
        as, the black grunt ({Haemulon Plumieri), and the
        redmouth grunt ({Haemulon aurolineatus), of the Southern
        United States; -- also applied to allied species of the
        genera Pomadasys, Orthopristis, and Pristopoma.
        Called also pigfish, squirrel fish, and grunter; --
        so called from the noise it makes when taken.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. A U. S. infantryman; -- used especially of those fighting
        in the war in Vietnam. [slang]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a person who grunts
      2: domestic swine [syn: hog, pig, grunter, squealer,
         Sus scrofa]

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