deerstalker deerstalker

Definition(s):

  • (n) a tight-fitting hat with visors front and back; formerly worn by hunters

Usage(s):

  1. Wearing a waterproof hat that looked like a combination sou'wester and deerstalker, the Duke shot a 98.
  2. On the walls hung eight profiles of hawk-faced Sherlock Holmes, a curved pipe pendent from his thin lips and a deerstalker cap pushed down on his dolichocephalic skull.
  3. Terror is a sly and stylish send-up of costume chillers as well as of that silly ass with the deerstalker and the magnifying glass.

News

  1. Doyle estate, writer dispute copyright on Sherlock Holmes

    Now that copyright protections have expired on nearly all of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's tales about the pipe-puffing detective in the deerstalker hat, are writers free to depict the character in new mysteries without seeking permission or paying license fees?
    on January 4, 2014     Source: Boulder Daily Camera

  2. Sherlock Holmes copyright: Is character now fair game for writers?

    CHICAGO (AP) -- It's the kind of puzzle that might have amused Sherlock Holmes himself. Now that copyright protections have expired on nearly all of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's tales about the pipe-puffing detective in the deerstalker hat, are writers free to depict the character in new mysteries
    on January 3, 2014     Source: San Jose Mercury News

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Quotes

  1. "The deerstalker and 'Elementary, my dear Watson', never happened (in the books) actually, although we're all aware of the obvious symbols of Sherlock Holmes," says Ritchie. "I made a decision early on that if we were going to do this we'd...
    on Dec 25, 2009 By: Guy Ritchie Source: Aberdeen Press and Journal

  2. Pryce said, "We resisted a too stereotypical approach to Holmes. The deerstalker makes just one appearance and because it is made for family viewing smoking is discouraged. As pipe smoking makes me nauseous, I was very happy not to light up."
    on Mar 6, 2007 By: Jonathan Pryce Source: ic Wales

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