A small hound of a breed with a short coat, used for hunting hares.
- Areas of disagreement is that the impact of hunting with hounds and beagles, we are not actually quite clear whether they have any significant impact on hare numbers overall.
- For example, the beagle is a hunting dog and was trained to bark when it spotted the prey.
- The date is also traditionally the first day of hunting meets and foxhounds, lurchers, greyhounds, beagles, minkhounds, terriers and other hunting dogs will all be taken along to Higham.
verb[no object] (usually as noun beagling)
Hunt with beagles: he used to go beagling
More example sentences
- He was interested in gardening, literature, music, cricket, polo, fox hunting, and beagling.
- This means that all forms of hare hunting - beagling, harrying and hare coursing - will be illegal in Northern Ireland.
- And 77-year-old Trevor Masters, of Summerbridge, who has been beagling for 60 years said: ‘Hunting rabbits will not be the same.’
- Example sentences
- The beaglers I used to run across South Yorkshire with were mostly unemployed and retired foundry workers from Sheffield's steelworks.
- In the same way beaglers enjoy running with the dogs.
- Friday around noon beaglers from across the country start showing up ready to trade dogs and swap lies.
Late 15th century: perhaps from Old French beegueule 'open-mouthed', from beer 'open wide' + gueule 'throat'.
Words that rhyme with beagleeagle, illegal, legal, paralegal, regal, spread eagle, viceregal
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