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.
- 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.
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.
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