Definition of fox hunting in English:

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fox hunting

Pronunciation: /ˈfäks ˌhən(t)iNG/

noun

The sport of hunting a fox across country with a pack of hounds by a group of people on foot and horseback, a traditional sport of the English landed gentry.
Example sentences
  • When four Hampshire hunts turned out on Saturday it was hard to believe that the traditional pursuit of fox-hunting had just been banned.
  • The Bill proposes to outlaw stag-hunting and hare-coursing while allowing fox-hunting with hounds to continue under licence.
  • Yet when fox-hunting was considered a sport, from its inception in the eighteenth century, it was far from an amateurish or cost-free pursuit.

Derivatives

fox hunter

noun
Example sentences
  • She stressed that fox-hunters were prepared to accept a licensed regime as the sport was already self-regulated.
  • For the dedicated enthusiast, fox-hunting was a huge commitment and not only did the Master fork out tremendous sums, but serious fox-hunters needed private incomes to afford the time to hunt.
  • He comes from a long line of fox-hunters.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: fox hunt·ing

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